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Albert Gallatin

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Albert Gallatin
4th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
May 14, 1801 – February 8, 1814
PresidentThomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
James Madison (1809-1814)
Preceded bySamuel Dexter
Succeeded byGeorge W. Campbell
Personal details
Born(1761-01-29)January 29, 1761
Geneva, Switzerland
DiedAugust 12, 1849(1849-08-12) (aged 88)
Astoria, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Sophia Gallatin (desc.)
Hannah Gallatin
ProfessionPolitician, Teacher

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin (January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, diplomat, Congressman, and the longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was also a founder of New York University.


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