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Biography of Thomas Hendricks

Thomas Hendricks was elected as the Vice President of the United States of America in the year of 1884 on the Democratic ticket with US President Grover Cleveland. Thomas Hendricks initiated with his service as the 21st US Vice President from 4th March in 1885.
Thomas Hendricks
Thomas Hendricks (1885) continued with his responsibility till his death on 25th November in 1885 in Indianapolis, Ind. Earlier in 1876, Thomas Hendricks contested for the US Vice Presidency on the Democratic ticket with Samuel Tilden. But that time he was unsuccessful.

He had the similar fate with the election for the Governor of Indiana. Thomas Hendricks lost the election in 1860. But when he contested for the post of the Governor of Indiana in 1872, he was the successful one. He contested for the Governor of Indiana as a Democratic candidate. In 1860, he moved to Indianapolis and practiced law. He got elected to the United States Senate under the Democratic ticket where he served from 4th March, 1863 to 3rd March, 1869.

Thomas Hendricks started his life near Zanesville in Ohio on 7th September in 1819. But within one year his parents took him to Indiana. He graduated from Hanover (Ind.) College in the year of 1841. After his studies from this college, he studied law and started practicing in Shelbyville, Ind. He also became the State house representative in 1848.

Thomas Hendricks has been honored by printing his image on US paper money. He is the only US Vice President who has been bestowed with this honor though not being the US President. On the $10 of 1886 his image appears on the famous 'tombstone'.



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