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Alexander Hamilton (Januar 11, 1755 or 1757 – Julie 12, 1804) wis a Foonding Faither o the Unitit States,[1] chief o staff tae General Washington, ane o the maist influential interpreters an promoters o the Constitution, the foonder o the naition's financial seestem, an the foonder o the first American poleetical pairty.

Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull 1806.jpg
1st Unitit States Secretar o the Treasury
In office
September 11, 1789 – Januar 31, 1795
Preses George Washington
Precedit bi Poseetion established
Succeedit bi Oliver Wolcott
Senior Officer o the Airmy
In office
December 14, 1799 – Juin 15, 1800
Preses John Adams
Precedit bi George Washington
Succeedit bi James Wilkinson
Delegate tae the Congress o the Confederation
frae New York
In office
November 3, 1788 – Mairch 2, 1789
Precedit bi Egbert Benson
Succeedit bi Seat abolished
In office
November 4, 1782 – Juin 21, 1783
Precedit bi Seat established
Succeedit bi Seat abolished
Personal details
Born 11 Januar 1755(1755-01-11) or 1757
Charlestown, Nevis, Breetis Wast Indies
Dee'd Julie 12, 1804 (aged 49 or 47)
New York Ceety, New York, U.S.
Poleetical pairty Federalist
Spoose(s) Elizabeth Schuyler
Bairns Philip
James Alexander
John Church
William Stephen
Eliza Holly
Alma mater Keengs College, New York
Religion Presbyterian, Episcopalian (convert)
Militar service
Allegiance  New York (1775–1777)
 Unitit States (1777–1800)
Service/branch New York Company o Artillery
Unitit States Continental Airmy
 Unitit States Airmy
Years o service 1775–1776 (Militia)
Rank Army-USA-OF-07.svg Major General
U.S. Airmy Senior Officer
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War
 • Battle o Harlem Heights
 • Battle o White Plains
 • Battle o Trenton
 • Battle o Princeton
 • Battle o Brandywine
 • Battle o Germantown
 • Battle o Monmouth
 • Siege o Yorktown


  1. Lind 1994, pp. 41–2. "The anly non-native amang the Foondin Fathers . . . As an immigrant, Hamilton lacked ony ties tae a particular region that micht hae qualified his intense devotion tae the American naition in its entirety".