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Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)
William Henry Powell (1823-1879)
Oil on canvas, 1843
New-York Historical Society
Gift of the artist

Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Gallatin came to America in 1780. As a congressman (1795-1801) he criticized Hamilton's policies, though as Secretary of the Treasury (1801-13) he adopted many of them.


Philip Schuyler John Adams William Bayard Egbert Benson Aaron Burr Theodosia Burr Angelica Schuyler Church DeWitt Clinton George Clinton William Coleman Rev. Myles Cooper James Duane Mrs. James Duane Albert Gallatin Elizabeth Hamilton Dr. David Hosack John Jay Thomas Jefferson Marquis de Lafayette Robert Livingston James Madison Mrs. James Madison Albert Gallatin Gouveneur Morris Robert Morris James Rivington Mrs. Philip Schuyler Ambrose Spencer George Washington Martha Washington Thomas Jefferson Rufus King