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Alexander Hamilton

Overview 

Alexander Hamilton is best known as an American Revolutionary-era author, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and first Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. This statue features a unique pedestal depicting the inauguration of George Washington.

Horatio Stone
Artist

Marble
1868
Rotunda
U.S. Capitol

According to modern historians, Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, in the West Indies, on January 11, 1755 or 1757. At the age of 12, after the death of his mother and abandonment by his father, he found employment with the local office of a New York merchant. Because Hamilton's business skills and inte