Garret Hobart (June 3, 1844-November 21, 1899) was the 24th Vice President of the United States.
He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Marlboro, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers College in 1863. He was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Paterson, New Jersey.
Hobart served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1872 to 1876, serving as speaker in 1874. He was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1876 to 1882, serving as its president in 1881.
He was nominated as the Republican candidate for Vice President on the ticket with William McKinley, and was elected in the 1896 presidential election. He served as Vice President from March 4, 1897, until his death from heart failure in Paterson, New Jersey, on November 21, 1899.
During his tenure as Vice President, his wife Jennie Hobart frequently performed the duties of First Lady.