|5th Vice-President of the United States|
|Term of office|
March 4, 1813 - November 23, 1814
|Political party||Republican (Jeffersonian)|
|Preceded by||George Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Daniel D. Tompkins|
|Born|| July 17, 1744 |
|Died|| November 23, 1814 |
Elbridge Gerry was Vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison from 1813 to 1814. He previously served as Governor of Massachusetts and as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. The phrase "gerrymander" was coined because a new district (in Massachusetts) had been shaped like a salamander.
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