|5th Vice-President of the United States|
|Term of office|
March 4, 1813 - November 23, 1814
|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. The phrase "gerrymander" was coined because a new district (in Massachusetts) had been shaped like a salamander.