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Dallas, George Mifflin

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1864 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Lawyers, Politician

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