Albert Gallatin, 1761-1849, U. S. Congressman & U. S. Senator (PA, Anti-Federalist), U. S. Secretary of the Treasury, Ambassador to Great Britain, Ambassador to France, Communication to President James Madison
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Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin, born de Gallatin was a Genevan-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist. He was an important leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, serving 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.