Alexandria Hamilton
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FUN FACTZ
1.Alexander Hamilton was born in Charlestown, Nevis, in the West Indies on January 11, 1757 (or 1755)
2.Hamilton spent the winter of 1777-1778 with Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge. It was during this winter that Brigadier General Horatio Gates tried unsuccessfully to incriminate Hamilton during the Conway Cabal.
3.His career path turned down the road to politics. He spent a year in Congress from 1782-1783 and then spent time working as a lawyer in New York.
4.Hamilton resigned at the end of January in 1795, primarily because he found he could not live off of his $3,500 salary. He returned to the practice of law, mainly cases relating to money/commerce and insurance, which brought him $12,000 a year.
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Alexander Hamilton's face is on the ten dollar bill.
http://www.alexanderhamiltonexhibition.org/timeline/timeline1.html
MORE FACTS:
By March of 1776, Hamilton had been commissioned a captain in the Continental Armyand given command of an artillery company of nearly 100 men. As a gunnery captain, Hamilton demonstrated superior command of administrative and logistical matters; his men were always well fed and well paid, his guns were always properly maintained, and his supplies never ran low.