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