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Alexander Hamilton (1757–1804)

Hamilton, Alexander. An American statesman; born in the Island of Nevis, West Indies, Jan. 11, 1757; killed in a duel by Aaron Burr, near New York, July 12, 1804. He became a captain in the Continental Army 1776; member of the Continental Congress 1782–83; of the Constitutional Convention 1787. He was Secretary of the Treasury 1789–95. In 1798, during the trouble with France, he was made inspector-general of the army, with the rank of major-general, and was for a short time in 1799 commander-in-chief. His works include the larger part of ‘The Federalist,’ and numerous political pamphlets and public documents and reports. His ‘Collected Works’ in 8 vols., edited by his son, appeared in 1851. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).