US (Jamaican-born) lawyer and Democratic politician
1759 – Born on the 21st of June in Kingston, Jamaica, to Dr. Robert Charles Dallas and Sarah Elizabeth (Cormack) Hewitt.
1764 – Moved to Edinburgh and then to London, and in London he studied under James Elphinston.
1783 – Immigrated to US.
1781 – In Jamaica, he was admitted to the bar through his father’s connections.
1785 – Dallas was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar.
1793 – He was a founder of the Democratic-Republican Societies.
1791-1801 – Governor Thomas Mifflin named Dallas secretary of the commonwealth.
1801-1814 – He was named United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
1814-1816 – Secretary of the Treasury.
1815 – Acting Secretary of War and for a time that year was acting Secretary of State as well.
1791 – Member of the American Philosophical Society from and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.
1817 – Alexander James Dallas died on 16th of January.