Alexander Hamilton Biography

Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first political party.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Hamilton played a major role in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war in 1775, he organized an artillery company and was chosen as its captain. He later became the senior aide to General Washington, the American forces' commander-in-chief. Washington sent him on numerous important missions to tell generals what Washington wanted. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alexander Hamilton
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lawyer, Politician, Financier, Economist, Author
Ethnicity:
Scottish American
Religion:
Episcopal Church, Christian, Presbyterianism
Date of Birth:
January 11, 1755
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
July 12, 1804
Age at Death:
49
Cause of Death:
Duel, Firearm
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