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Dallas, George Mifflin

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1864 AD
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1792 – George Mifflin Dallas was born in Philadelphia, on the 10th of July.

 

1810 – Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

 

1813 – He was admitted to the bar and served as private secretary to Albert Gallatin, Minister to Russia.

 

1814 – Dallas returned to his hometown and practiced law in New York City.

 

1816-1817 – Solicitor of the Second Bank of the United States.

 

1817 – Returned to Philadelphia and was appointed deputy attorney general.

 

1828-1829 – Served as mayor of Philadelphia from 21st of October, to 15th of April.

 

1829-1831 – Became the United States Attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

 

1831-1833 – Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Isaac D. Barnard.

 

1833-1835 – Resumed the practice of law, and was attorney general of Pennsylvania.

 

1835 – Served as the Grand Master of Freemasons in Pennsylvania.

 

1837-1839 – Appointed by President Martin Van Buren as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia.

 

1844-1845 – Elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with James K. Polk.

 

1856-1861 – Became the US ambassador to Britain.

 

1864 – He died on 31st of December at the age of 72, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Eponym of Dallas, Texas