Martyr or Villain?: Thomas A. Hendricks

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As part of our summer series on obscure Vice Presidents, About Grover Cleveland's first vice President, Thomas A. Hendricks. The Indiana Democratic partisan, stumper, soft money ticket balancer and sometimes issue-straddler is the only Vice President who didn't become President who had his image on the currency.

His views were moderate at his time and disturbing in modern times. He opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments but also opposed the Confederacy in the Civil War.

And he was the highest American official to speak for independence for Ireland.

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