Dallas, George Mifflin

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Born: Jul 10, 1792 AD
Died: 1864 AD, at 72 years of age.

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

 

 

 

 

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