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Alexander James Dallas
Birth: Jun. 21, 1759
Death: Jan. 16, 1817
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA

U.S. Presidential Cabinet Member. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he returned the America in 1783, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1785 and opened a law firm in Philadelphia. He was editor of the Pennsylvania Herald (1787-88) and the Columbian Magazine (1787-89). He was the U.S. Supreme Court Reporter, (1790-1800), Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, (1791-1801) and was U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, (1801-14). During the War of 1812, he obtained funds to fight Britain and in 1814, President James Madison appointed him the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, serving until 1816. As Secretary of the Treasury, he brought the government budget back into surplus and created the 2nd Bank of the United States. He also served as acting Secretary of State and Secretary of War, in 1815. His son George M. Dallas, was Vice President to President James K. Polk (1845-49). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Arabella Maria Smith Dallas (1761 - 1837)
 
 Children:
  Sophia Burrell Dallas Bache (1784 - 1860)*
  Alexander James Dallas (1791 - 1844)*
  George Mifflin Dallas (1792 - 1864)*
  Matilda Dallas Wilkins (1798 - 1881)*
  Trevanion Barlow Dallas (1801 - 1841)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Aug 05, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6661789
Alexander James Dallas
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