The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Vice-President
Thomas A. Hendricks
Thomas A. Hendricks served as U.S. Vice-President in 1885 under Pres. Cleveland.
Thomas Andrews Hendricks was a Presbyterian and later an Episcopalian.
From: Political Graveyard website (http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/hendricks.html#R9M0J08YG; viewed 29 November 2005):
Hendricks, Thomas Andrews (1819-1885) - also known as Thomas A. Hendricks - of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born near Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 7, 1819. Nephew of Thomas Hendricks and William Hendricks; son of John Hendricks; cousin of Abram Hendricks, William Hendricks, Jr. and Abram W. Hendricks; first cousin of William Chalmers Hendricks. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1848-49; delegate to Indiana state constitutional convention, 1850-51; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1851-55 (5th District 1851-53, 6th District 1853-55); defeated, 1854; U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1863-69; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1868, 1876, 1884; Governor of Indiana, 1873-77; defeated, 1860, 1868; Vice President of the United States, 1885; defeated, 1876; died in office 1885. Presbyterian; later Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows. His portrait appeared on the U.S. $10 silver certificate in about 1887-1914. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., November 25, 1885. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.
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