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Alexander Hamilton

Posted in Trinity Churchyard with tags on March 14, 2014 by Cade

hamilton1January 11, 1757 – July 12, 1804

Along with Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton was probably the most famous non-presidential founding father of the United States. Hamilton served as the first Secretary of the Treasury under George Washington. He was an instrumental public interpreter of the Constitution and his Federalist Papers remains one of the most important documents in American history. Hamilton was able to remain influential (despite significant disagreements) to all of the first three Presidents. He resigned from office in 1795, however, after evidence of a previous extra-marital affair surfaced. So, he was also the first political scandal in the U.S. Always the trailblazer, I guess. Continue reading