Matthew Sinclair
Timeline: Temporal Incursion 1918

OTL equivalent: Fictional

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Portrait of Matthew Sinclair

39th President of the United States
September 5, 1975 – January 20, 1981

Predecessor Gerald Ford
Successor Robert Nichols
Vice President Robert Dole

41st Vice President of the United States
March 11, 1974 – September 5, 1975

Predecessor Gerald Ford
Successor Robert Dole

United States Senator from New York
September 10, 1968 – March 11, 1974

Predecessor Robert F. Kennedy

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York
January 3, 1965 – September 1, 1968

Born Matthew Sinclair

November 22, 1932
New York City, New York, U.S.

Died November 11, 2016 (age 83)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Political Party Republican Party
Religion Baptist
Profession Public servant
Matthew Sinclair (November 22, 1932-November 11, 2016) is an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant and politician. He served as the 39th President of the United States from 1975 until 1981 following the assassination of President Gerald Ford.

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives at the age of 32 in 1964, Sinclair lead a staunchly neoliberal faction of the Republican party. He was selected by the Republican governor of New York to fill the Senate seat vacated by the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968. Sinclair would be successful in securing election to his own full term as U.S. Senator in 1970 at the age of 38. After the resignation of Richard Nixon, President Ford promptly nominated the up and coming U.S. Senator as the new U.S. Vice President. When President Ford himself was assassinated, Sinclair was elevated to President at the age of 42, becoming the youngest person to hold the office since Theodore Roosevelt.

Sinclair assumed the presidency at a very tumultuous time in American history. He is credited with staving off a conservative coalition led by California Governor Ronald Reagan from solidifying power in the Republican party. Sinclair defeated Democratic Governor Jimmy Carter in his bid for the White House in 1976, which granted him a full term of his own. As per the Constitution, Sinclair was eligible to serve an additional term and subsequently ran for re-election in 1980 but was ultimately defeated by Democratic Senator Robert Nichols.