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George M. Dallas

11th Vice-President of the United States


Full Name: George Mifflin Dallas

Born: July 10, 1792

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Father: Alexander J. Dallas (1759-1817)

Mother: Arabella Dallas (1761-1837)

Wife: Sophia Dallas (1798-1869)

Married: 1816

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James, U.S. Minister to Russia, Mayor of Philadelphia, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, U.S. Senate

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 52

Term of Office: March 4, 1845 - March 4, 1849

President Served Under: James K. Polk

Died: December 31, 1864

Age at Death: 72

Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vice-President at Time of Death: Hannibal Hamlin