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Alexander Hamilton
Hamilton
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born in Nevis)
Date of Birth: 1755 or 1757
Date of Death: 1804
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound sustained in a duel
Religion: Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Deist at different times
Occupation: Politician
Spouse: Elizabeth Schuyler
Children: Eight
Political Party: Federalist Party
Military Branch: New York Company of Artillery
Continental Army
United States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Victorious Opposition
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America's first Constitutional lawyers, and co-wrote (with James Madison) the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation.

A veteran of the American Revolution, where he became senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, after the war he entered politics, serving several positions before becoming Washington's Treasury Secretary.

Hamilton was killed in a duel with his rival, then-Vice President Aaron Burr on July 12, 1804.

Alexander Hamilton in Southern VictoryEdit

In the Remembrance era of the United States between the Second Mexican War and the Great War, Alexander Hamilton, a New Yorker, enjoyed an upswing in popularity along with other northern Founding Fathers such as John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. This corresponded to a drop in favorable opinions of his Virginian contemporaries--especially his archrival Thomas Jefferson.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. See, e.g., The Victorious Opposition, pg. 137.
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
New office
Secretary of the Treasury
1789–1795
Succeeded by
Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
Military offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
George Washington
Senior Officer of the United States Army
1799–1800
Succeeded by
James Wilkinson

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