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Jamaica, L. I. (New York, United States) (search for this): entry dallas-alexander-james
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novemb
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry dallas-alexander-james
mitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in November, 1816, and resumed the practice of law, in which profession he was eminently successful. He died in Trenton, N. J., Jan. 16, 1817.
United States (United States) (search for this): entry dallas-alexander-james
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novemb
Chambersburg (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): entry dallas-alexander-james
nd his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in November, 1816, and resumed the practice of law, in which profession he was eminently successful. He died in Trenton, N. J., Jan. 16, 1817.
d his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in November, 1816, and resumed the practice of law, in which profession he was eminently successful. He died in Trenton, N. J., Jan. 16, 1817.
Alexander James Dallas (search for this): entry dallas-alexander-james
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novembe
of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in November, 1816, and resumed the practice of law, in which profession he was
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novembe
Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817 Statesman; born in the island of Jamaica, June 21, 1759; was the son of a Scotch physician, and his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in Novembe
d his mother becoming a widow and marrying again, by which he was deprived of any share in his father's estate, he left home in 1783, settled in Philadelphia, and was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He soon became a practitioner in the Supreme Court of the United States. He wrote for the newspapers, and at one time was the editor of the Columbian magazine. He was appointed secretary of state of Pennsylvania in 1791, and was engaged as paymaster of a force to quell the Whiskey insurrection (q. v.). In 1801 he was appointed United States attorney for the Eastern Department of Pennsylvania, and he held that place until called to the cabinet of Madison as Secretary of the Treasury in October, 1814. In 1815 he also performed the duties of the War Office, and was earnest in his efforts to reestablish a national bank. He resigned in November, 1816, and resumed the practice of law, in which profession he was eminently successful. He died in Trenton, N. J., Jan. 16, 1817.
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