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date: 24 September 2020

Burr, Aaron (1756–1836) U.S. senator (1791–97), vice president of the United States, and Revolutionary army officer, born in Newark, New Jersey. 

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In the Revolutionary War, as aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam in New York City, Burr played a central role in rescuing American troops trapped at Brooklyn Heights as British troops were landing north of the city (... ...

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