George M. Dallas

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Birthday
10, 1792
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Dec 31, 1884 (92)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1792
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Dec 31, 1884 (92)

About

Mayor of Philadelphia from 1828 to 1829 who was the eleventh Vice President of the United States from 1845 to 1849, under President James K. Polk. He was also a US Senator from Pennsylvania from 1831 to 1833.

Before Fame

Elected on the same ticket as Polk, he acted in the Senate to cast the tie-breaking vote to overturn a protective tariff.

Trivia

The county of Dallas, in Texas - as well as Dallas counties in Iowa and Missouri - were named after him.

Family Life

His father Alexander Dallas was Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison.

Associated With

He had a longtime rivalry with James Buchanan, from his days in Philadelphia government to the administration of James K. Polk.