Garrett Hobart: From Influential New Jersey Businessman to Vice President – News Block

An early photograph of Garrett Hobart, the 24th Vice President of the United States.

Perhaps the most influential vice president in history behind Teddy Roosevelt and Martin van Buren, Garrett Hobart was not your typical vice president.

A lawyer and businessman by trade, Hobart maintained a strong relationship with the businesses he owned during his time in office, allowing William McKinley, the man he served under as Vice President, to always have a positive relationship with America’s booming industries.

Early life

Legal Career

A start in politics

failed presidential campaign

vice president

sickness and death


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