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James Alexander Hamilton

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Birthplace: New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Irvington, Westchester, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, United States
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Son of Alexander Hamilton, Signer of the US Constitution and Elizabeth Hamilton
Husband of Mary Hamilton
Father of Frances Bowdoin; Eliza SCHUYLER; Mary SCHUYLER; Alexander HAMILTON and Angelica BLATCHFORD
Brother of Philip Schuyler Hamilton; Angelica Knott; Alexander Hamilton, Jr.; John Church Hamilton; Col. William S. Hamilton and 6 others

Occupation: US District Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1830-1833)
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About James Alexander Hamilton

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Alexander_Hamilton

James Alexander Hamilton (April 14, 1788 - September 24, 1878) was the third son of Alexander Hamilton. He graduated from Columbia University, was an officer in the War of 1812, and served as acting Secretary of State to Andrew Jackson. He then became a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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James Alexander Hamilton, lawyer, born in New York city, 14 April, 1788; died in Irvington, New York, 24 September, 1878, was graduated at Columbia in 1805.

He served in the war of 1812 as brigade major and inspector in the New York state militia, and afterward practiced law. He was acting secretary of state under President Jackson in 1829, being appointed ad interim on 4 March, but surrendering the office on the regular appointment of Martin Van Buren, two days later.

On 3 April he was nominated United States district attorney for the southern district of New York. The degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Hamilton college, he published "Reminiscences of Hamilton, or Men and Events, at Home and Abroad, during Three Quarters of a Century" (New York, 1869).

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James Alexander Hamilton, lawyer, born in New York city, 14 April, 1788; died in Irvington, New York, 24 September, 1878, was graduated at Columbia in 1805.

He served in the war of 1812 as brigade major and inspector in the New York state militia, and afterward practiced law. He was acting secretary of state under President Jackson in 1829, being appointed ad interim on 4 March, but surrendering the office on the regular appointment of Martin Van Buren, two days later.

On 3 April he was nominated United States district attorney for the southern district of New York. The degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Hamilton college, he published "Reminiscences of Hamilton, or Men and Events, at Home and Abroad, during Three Quarters of a Century" (New York, 1869).

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James Alexander Hamilton, acting U.S. Secretary of State's Timeline

1788
April 14, 1788
New York, New York, New York, United States
1810
1810
Age 21
1811
1811
Age 22
1813
1813
Age 24
1815
1815
Age 26
1817
1817
Age 28
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1819
Age 30
1878
September 24, 1878
Age 90
Irvington, Westchester, New York, United States
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Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, United States