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Alexander Hamilton
(1755 - 1804)

1755 Born 11 January as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies
1767 Apprentices as a clerk at the counting house of Nicholas Cruger and David Beekman
1768 Mother dies
1772 Enters grammar school in New Jersey
1774 Enters King's College' "Vindication" essays
1776 Commissioned captain of a company of artillery set up by the New York Providential Congress
1777 Joins George Washington's personal staff as secretary and aide-de-camp
1780 Marries Elizabeth Schuyler, daughter of General Philip Schuyler
1781 Leave's Washington's staff, briefly commanding under Lafayette
1782 Elected to the Continental Congress
1783 Admitted to the bar, opens law office in New York City
1784 Founds the Bank of New York
1786 Serves as NY delegate at the Annapolis Convention
1787 Serves as NY delegate at the Federal Convention in Philadelphia; again elected to the Continental Congress; begins Federalist Papers
1795 Resigns as Secretary of the Treasury, resumes law practice in New York City
1798 Serves as inspector-general of the army under Washingtonduring the undeclared war with France (1798-1800)
1804 Dies 12 July of a wound from duel with Aaron Burr

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