(person) 1761-1849; U.S. statesman & financier, born in Switzerland: secretary of the treasury (1801-13)
Gallatin Sentence Examples
Albert Gallatin's father died in 1765, his mother five years later, and his only sister in 1777.
The temper of the times, a vague discontent with the established order of things, and some political enthusiasm imbibed from the writings of Rousseau, are the best reasons which can now be assigned for Gallatin's desertion of home and friends.
Gallatin tried to earn a living by teaching French in Harvard College, apparently not without success, but the cold and rigid civilization of New England repelled him, and he made his way to the South.
Gallatin engaged in land speculations, and tried to lay the foundation of his fortune in a frontier farm.
After only a few months of wedlock his wife died, and Gallatin was once more alone.