Capt Alexander James Dallas

Capt Alexander James Dallas

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 1844 (aged 53)
Callao, Provincia de Callao, Callao, Peru
Cenotaph Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
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United States Naval Officer.

Midshipman, 22 November, 1805. Lieutenant, 13 June, 1810. Master Commandant, 5 March, 1817. Captain, 24 April, 1828. Died 3 June, 1844.Captain Alexander James Dallas

Alexander James Dallas was born on May 15, 1791, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, also named Alexander James Dallas, was the United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President James Madison. His brother, George M Dallas, was Vice President of the United States, under President James K Polk.

Alexander entered the Navy as a Midshipman, in November of 1805. He served in the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and in the suppression of piracy with the West Indies Squadron. He also established and commanded the Pensacola Navy Yard, from 1832 to 1843, and served in the Second Seminole War.

In 1821, Alexander married Henrietta Constantia Meade, daughter of merchant Richard W Meade, and the sister of American Civil War General George Meade. Henrietta died in 1831, at Pensacola, Florida.

Captain Alexander James Dallas died on June 3, 1844, in Callao, Peru, and was buried at Cementerio Británico (Antiguo).

Point of Interest: Fort Dallas in Florida and the US Naval destroyer, USS Dallas, are named in his honour.

His gravesite memorial in Bellavista, Callao, Peru is located at Cementerio Británico Antiguo (Old British Cemetery).


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