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In 1784 as a New York state assemblyman he unsuccessfully sought to immediately end slavery in that state. Burr quickly became a key player in New York politics more powerful in time than Hamilton largely because of the Tammany Society later to become the infamous Tammany Hall which Burr converted from a social club into a political machine to help Jefferson reach the presidency. Livingston may have been planning on writing Burr’s name but his mind was changed on his way to Washington.

Aaron Burr Jr. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War Burr became a successful lawyer and politician.