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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Albert Gallatin

This 1941 statue of Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin by James Earle Fraser stands in front of the Treasury Building in Washington, DC. It was dedicated in 1947.

Albert Gallatin 
Secretary of the Treasury
Genius of Finance
Senator and Representative
Commissioner for the Treaty of Ghent
Minister to France and Great Britain
And Steadfast
Champion of Democracy
Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin, born de Gallatin (January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Genevan-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist. As leader of the Democratic-Republican Party he served in various federal elective and appointed positions across four decades. He represented Pennsylvania in the Senate and the House of Representatives before becoming the longest-tenured United States Secretary of the Treasury and serving as a high-ranking diplomat. -- Wikipedia

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