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Hamilton, Alexander. Painting (bust)


Hamilton, Alexander. Painting (bust) by John Trumbull

Hamilton, Alexander. Painting (bust) by John Trumbull; 148-CP-6, Loan Exhibition of Portraits of the Signers and Deputies to the Convention of 1787 and Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1935 - 1938, Records of Commissions of the Legislative Branch, 1928 - 2005, Record Group 148, National Archives

Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757, the illegitimate son of a poor itinerant merchant. He would go on to become a lieutenant colonel in the American Revolution, a close confidant to George Washington, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and first Secretary of the Treasury.
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