Monday, January 11, 2010

Alexander Hamilton's Birthday

On this date in 1757, Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean. He was a Founding Father, an economist, political philosopher, assistant to George Washington, one of the authors of The Federalist Papers, a New York delegate at the Constitutional Convention, the founder of the U.S. Mint, the first Secretary of the Treasury and in that position he set up the economy of the United States. He appears on our $10 bill and his life was ended by Aaron Burr in a duel at the age of 47.

He was a brilliant man and I have just scratched the surface of his extraordinary accomplishments. Read more about the life of Alexander Hamilton.


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