Stephen Can Rensselaer Images from Public papers of Daniel D. Tompkins, governor of New York, 1807-1817, New York: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford Co., 1902


Lived: June 21, 1774 – June 11, 1825 (aged 51)

Hometown: Scarsdale, New York


Daniel D. Tompkins was the fourth Governor of New York and the sixth Vice President of the United States. He was notable as one of the most enterprising governors in the War of 1812. To help organize the state militia, he often invested his own capital when the legislature would not approve the necessary funds. He also promoted the formation of a standing state military force based on select conscription.