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George Mifflin Dallas


Library of Congress

11th Vice President of the U.S.
March 4, 1845  March 4, 1849

George Miffln Dallas graduated from Princeton, practiced law, served as U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania, became mayor of Philadelphia, was elected to the U.S. Senate, served in the diplomatic corp as Foreign Minister to Russia (1837-1839) and to England (1856-1861), and was elected Vice President in the Polk presidency. [Source: Archivist Note, Alexander James & George Mifflin Dallas Papers, Temple University][The Temple archives include "twenty-eight poems and prose pieces written by George Dallas between 1815 and 1839."]

George Mifflin Dallas

George Mifflin Dallas
Vice President of the U.S.

George Mifflin Dallas
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


John M. Belohlavek, George Mifflin Dallas: Jacksonian Patrician (State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977)