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Robert Morris (1734-1806)
John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840); after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)
Oil on canvas, circa 1810
New-York Historical Society
Gift of Thomas Morris

The richest man in America, Robert Morris struggled, as Superintendent of Finance (1781-84), with the nation's debts, frustrated by the government's impotence. He recommended Hamilton as first Treasury Secretary.


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