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.
|Publisher:||University of Pittsburgh Press|
|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.