Albert Gallatin

Gilbert Stuart American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

Albert Gallaton (1761-1849) was born into an aristocratic Swiss family in Geneva. In 1780, he emigrated to the United States and settled in Pennsylvania, where he launched his political career. In 1794, he was elected to the first of three terms in the House of Representatives, where he founded the Committee on Ways and Means. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson appointed his Secretary of the Treasury. He served as ambassador to France from 1816 to 1823, and to Britain, 1826 to 1827.

Albert Gallatin, Gilbert Stuart (American, North Kingston, Rhode Island 1755–1828 Boston, Massachusetts), Oil on canvas, American

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