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Alexander Hamilton
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    (January 11, 1755-July 12, 1804)
    Lawyer/Congressman (1782-1783)/Founder of the Bank of New York (February, 1784)
    Portrait is the U.S. $10 bill
    Lost a duel to Aaron Burr
    He desperately desired military glory.
    After a inconsequential reprimand from General George Washington he quit his military position (February 1781).
    He overstepped his office limits interfering with other departments.
    He disagreed with Thomas Jefferson foreign policy.
    He wrote bitter personal attacks against John Adams revealing confidential cabinet matters.
    He successfully worked to end Aaron Burr's goal of becoming president.
    His son Philip was killed in a duel in 1801 but he didn't learn from it.
    He accepted Burr's challenge to a duel. He lost and died the next at forty-nine (July 12, 1804).
    He suffered from depression.
    When he was twelve his mom died.
    He spoke French.
    He went from grammar school to a degree in arts in just two years (1772-1774).
    As an army captain he won three major battles in New York, the Battle of Long Island (August 1776), Chatterton's Hill (October, 1776) and Nassau Hall (January 1777).
    General George Washington made him a member of his personal staff and raised his rank to Lieutenant Colonel (March 1777).
    He co-wrote 'The Federalist,' a commentary on constitutional law.
    He was the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
    He wrote President Washington's Farewell Address (1796).
    After Burr fatally wounded him in the duel he said 'I have no ill-will against Col. Burr. I met him with a fixed resolution to do him no harm. I forgive all that happened.'
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 47 Votes: 61.70% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 26.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 66 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 58 Votes: 37.93% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 106 Votes: 45.28% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 72 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 108 Votes: 37.96% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 149 Votes: 40.27% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 122 Votes: 56.56% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 232 Votes: 47.41% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 268 Votes: 44.03% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 416 Votes: 42.07% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 577 Votes: 46.27% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1751 Votes: 44.43% Annoying
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