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date: 21 September 2020

Burr, Aaron 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Nicholas CasnerNicholas Casner

(1756–1836), political leader, vice president, conspirator.Best remembered for his duel with Alexander Hamilton and the failed attempt to create a separate empire in the western United States, Burr remains one of the more enigmatic figures in a generation of revolutionaries and nation-builders. Born in Newark, New Jersey, the son and namesake of a prominent Presbyterian minister and grandson of Jonathan ... ...

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