Daniel D. Tompkins was an American politician. He was the fourth governor of New York from 1807 to 1817, and the sixth vice president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. Born in Scarsdale, New York, Tompkins practiced law in New York City after graduating from Columbia College. He was a delegate to the 1801 New York constitutional convention and served on the New York Supreme Court from 1804 to 1807. In 1807, he defeated incumbent Morgan Lewis to become the Governor of New York. He held that office from 1807 to 1817, serving for the duration of the War of 1812. During the war, he often spent his own money to equip and pay the militia when the legislature wasn't in session, or would not approve the necessary funds. Tompkins was the Democratic-Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in the 1816 presidential election. The ticket of James Monroe and Tompkins easily prevailed over limited Federalist opposition.
|Born||June 21, 1774, Scarsdale, Province of New York, British America (now New York, U.S.)|
|Died||June 11, 1825, Castleton, New York, U.S.|
|Resting place||St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery|
|Children||8, including Minthorne|
|Education||Columbia University (BA)|
|Preceded by||Elbridge Gerry|
|Succeeded by||John C. Calhoun|
The fourth Governor of New York and sixth Vice President of the United State under President James Monroe. He notably financed the war of 1812 at his own personal expense.
He was on the convention that drafted New York's constitution.
When the state legislature would not pay to mobilize the militia to help in the War of 1812, he took on loans to finance it himself.
His grandchildren Hannah and Minthorne had streets named after them in Staten Island.
He was the Vice President under James Monroe from 1817 to 1825.
- Democratic-Republican Party Vice Presidents of the United States
- Monroe administration cabinet members
- Vice Presidents of the United States
- Democratic-Republican Party state governors of the United States
- New York Supreme Court Justices
- Members of the American Antiquarian Society
Latest information about Daniel D Tompkins updated on June 14 2021.