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Albert Gallatin

Rembrandt Peale1805

Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello

Albert Gallatin, a native of Switzerland, was Jefferson's secretary of the Treasury. A Revolutionary War veteran, Gallatin served three terms as a congressman from Pennsylvania before being appointed to the Cabinet. He remained Treasury secretary under Madison, serving until 1814, and later was minister to France and Great Britain.

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