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Garret A. Hobart

Garret A. HobartAKA Garret Augustus Hobart

Born: 3-Jun-1844
Birthplace: Long Branch, NJ
Died: 21-Nov-1899
Location of death: Paterson, NJ
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Vice President under McKinley

Garret Augustus Hobart, Vice President of the United States 1897-99, was born at Long Branch, New Jersey on the 3rd of June 1844. He graduated at Rutgers College ir 1863, was admitted to the bar in 1869, practiced law at Paterson, New Jersey, and rose to prominence in the State. He was long conspicuous in the State Republican organization, was chairman of the New Jersey State Republican Committee from 1880 to 1890, became a member in 1884 of the Republican National Committee, and was the delegate-at-large from New Jersey to five successive Republican national nominating conventions. He served in the New Jersey Assembly in 1873-874, and in the New Jersey Senate in 1877-82, and was speaker of the Assembly in 1874 and president of the Senate in 1881 and 1882. He was also prominent and successful in business and accumulated a large fortune. He accepted the nomination as Vice President in 1896, on the ticket with President William McKinley, and was elected; but while still in office he died at Paterson, New Jersey, on the 21st of November 1899.

Father: Addison Willard Hobart
Mother: Sophia Vanderveer
Wife: Jennie Tuttle (m. 21-Jul-1869)

    University: Rutgers College (1863)

    US Vice President (4-Mar-1897 to 21-Nov-1899, under William McKinley)
    New Jersey State Senate (1876-82)
    New Jersey State Assembly (1872-76)
    New Jersey State Official City Counsel, Paterson, NJ (1871-72)
    Republican National Committee (1884-96)

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