Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat

Albert Gallatin: Jeffersonian Financier and Diplomat

by Raymond Walters

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Overview

Raymond Walters, Jr. presents the definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador.  Gallatin was a founder of the House Committee on Finance (later the Ways and Means Committee), a member of the new Democratic-Republican Party, and an active politician who opposed the Federalist Party and its programs, while also helping to bring about the election of Thomas Jefferson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822952107
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 08/01/1990
Edition description: 1
Pages: 476
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Raymond Walters, Jr. was an editor for the New York Times Book Review, and the author of the biography Alexander James Dallas: lawyer, politician, financier, 1759-1817.

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