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Albert Gallatin (1761–1849)

Gallatin, Albert. An American statesman, financier, and author; born in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 29, 1761; came to this country in 1780; died at Astoria, Long Island, Aug. 12, 1849. He was in Congress 1795–1801; Secretary of the Treasury 1801–1813; minister to France 1815–1823, and to England 1826–27. Later he engaged in banking. Among his works are: ‘Considerations of the Currency and Banking Systems of the United States’ (1831); ‘Memoir on Northeastern Boundary’ (1843); ‘Notes on the Semi-Civilized Nations of Mexico, Yucatan, and Central America’ (1845).