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A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure.  - Elbridge Gerry
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Born: July 17, 1744

Died: November 23, 1814 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Elbridge Thomas Gerry was an American statesman and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he was selected as the fifth Vice President of the United States, serving under James Madison, until his death a year and a half into his term.

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