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Albert Gallatin
4th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
May 14, 1801 – February 8, 1814
President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
James Madison (1809-1814)
Preceded by Samuel Dexter
Succeeded by George W. Campbell
Personal details
Born January 29, 1761(1761-01-29)
Geneva, Switzerland
Died August 12, 1849(1849-08-12) (aged 88)
Astoria, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Sophia Gallatin (desc.)
Hannah Gallatin
Profession Politician, Teacher

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin (January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, diplomat, Congressman, and the longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was also a founder of New York University.