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Alexander Hamilton Facts
First Secretary of the Treasury, and aide to George Washington who was famously killed in a duel to the death by Vice President Aaron Burr.
He was effectively orphaned after his father left the family and his mother died of fever.
He founded the American Federalist party and wrote 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the new constitution and to this day is the single most important source for Constitutional interpretation.
He married Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in December 1780.
He was appointed by John Adams as Senior Officer of the Army.