US Con -Hendricks, Thomas Andrews - U.S. Senator, IN

Thomas Andrews Hendricks:
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Born: September 7, 1819
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Birthplace: East Fultonham Ohio
Father:
John Hendricks 1792 – 1866
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Mother: Jane Thomson 1793 – 1874
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)

Wife: Eliza Carol Morgan 1823 – 1903
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)

Children:
Morgan Hendricks 1848 – 1851
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)



Political Party: Democratic Party


Education:

1841: Graduated from Hanover College

Occupation before War:
1843 – 1851: Attorney in Shelbyville Indiana
1848: Indiana State Representative
1850 – 1851: Delegate to Indiana State Constitutional Convention
1851 – 1855: United States Congressman from Indiana
1851 – 1853: Chairman of House Mileage Committee
1851 – 1853: Member of House Treasury Department Expenditures
1853 – 1855: Chairman of House Invalid Pensions Committee
1854: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.
1855 – 1859: United States Commissioner to General Land Office
1860: Unsuccessful Democratic Candidate for Governor of Indiana


Civil War Career:
1860 – 1863: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
1863 – 1869: United States Senator from Indiana
1863 – 1867: Member Senate Public Buildings and Grounds Committee
1863 – 1867: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1869: United States Senator from Indiana
1863 – 1867: Member Senate Public Buildings and Grounds Committee
1863 – 1869: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1868: Voted against the 14th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.
1868: Voted against impeachment of President Andrew Johnson.
1868: Receive 2 votes for the Democratic Party Nomination.
1869: Voted against the 15th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.
1869 – 1873: Attorney in Indianapolis Indiana
1873 – 1877: Governor of Indiana
1872: Unsuccessful Democratic Vice – Presidential Candidate
1872: Received 42 Electoral votes in the Electoral College.
1876: Received 133 votes for Democratic Party Nomination
1876: Unsuccessful Democratic Vice – Presidential Candidate.
1880: Received 49 votes for Democratic Party Nomination.
1884: Chairman of Indiana Delegation Democratic Convention
1884: Received 45 votes for Democratic Party Nomination
1885: Vice President of United States of America.




Died: November 25, 1885
Place of Death: Indianapolis Indiana
Age at time of Death: 66 years old
Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana


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Even though he was elected as Grover Cleveland's Vice-president, Hendricks only served for about 8 months, Levi P. Morton took his place.
With the death of Vice President Hendricks the office remained open until 1889 when Levi Morton was swore into office under new President Benjamin Harrison. There was no replacement Vice President under Cleveland's 1st term.
 
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