Open/Close All Full Name: Thomas Andrews Hendricks Born: Sep. 7, 1819 in near Zanesville, Ohio Died: Nov. 25, 1885 in Indianapolis, IndianaThomas A. Hendricks was the 21st Vice President of the United States (March 4-November 25, 1885) in the administration of President Grover Cleveland. (He died less than nine months after his inauguration.)Hendrick’s political career began as a representative in the Indiana legislature (1848), followed by service as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1851-55), commissioner of the U.S. General Land Office (1855-59), U.S. senator (1863-69), and governor of Indiana (1873-77). He was the first Democratic governor to be elected in a northern state following the Civil War. Though Hendricks was loyal to the Union, his policies favored white supremacists over freed slaves.U.S. Vice Presidents Related Resources, Notes, Links, etc. See the Geopeda version of this article.