|Full Name||Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin|
|Birth Date||January 29, 1761|
|Death Date||August 12, 1849|
|Died||Astoria, New York, USA|
|Cause of Death||old age|
|Education||University of Geneva|
|Mother||Sophie Albertine Rollaz Galatin|
Sophie Allgre Gallatin
Hannah Nicholson Gallatin
When Gallatin secretly left Geneva in 1780, Benjamin Franklin wrote him a letter of recommendation for seeking work in America.
Upon his arrival in America, Samuel Cooper helped Gallatin procure employment, as a French professor at Harvard.
Throughout his political career, Gallatin frequently clashed with Alexander Hamilton, and the two were often reported in the press for having political disagreements.
Gallatin replaced James Madison as House Majority Leader in 1797, after Madison retired.
Despite attacks by rivals referring to him as a "foreigner with a French accent," Gallatin became Secretary of the Treasury in 1801, and remained in office until 1813, making him the longest holder of this post to this day. He served under presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.