Which U.S. Vice President killed a man while in office?

Answer: Aaron Burr was the third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. On this day in 1804, Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in one of the most famous duels in American history. Burr was never tried for the illegal duel and all charges against him were eventually dropped. The death of Hamilton, however, ended Burr’s political career. President Jefferson dropped him from the ticket for the 1804 presidential election, and he never held office again.

DescriptionAaron Burr Jr. was an American politician and lawyer. He was the third vice president of the United States, serving during President Thomas Jefferson’s first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician.

Born: 6 February 1756, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 14 September 1836, Staten Island, New York, United States
Height: 1.68 m
Spouse: Eliza Jumel (m. 1833–1836), Theodosia Bartow Prevost (m. 1782–1794)
Children: Theodosia Burr Alston, John Pierre Burr, Aaron Columbus Burr