Synopses & Reviews
Raymond Walters, Jr. presents the definitive biography of Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), recounting sixty years that the Swiss-born diplomat served his adopted country as a congressional leader, Secretary of the Treasury, financier, and ambassador. Gallatin was a founder of the House Committee on Finance (later the Ways and Means Committee), a member of the new Democratic-Republican Party, and an active politician who opposed the Federalist Party and its programs, while also helping to bring about the election of Thomas Jefferson.
“Walter's biography is a superior one. It is objective, based on extensive research, and well written.”
“Raymond Walters, Jr., has presented us, after years of arduous study both in America and in Europe, with the first picture of Gallatin that approaches full length. Certainly it is one of the most important biographies of the year.”
About the Author
Raymond Walters, Jr. was an editor for the New York Times Book Review, and the author of the biography Alexander James Dallas: lawyer, politician, financier, 1759-1817.