Alexander J. Dallas (statesman)

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Alexander James Dallas (June 21, 1759 – January 16, 1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S.wikipedia
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West v. Barnes

When the United States Supreme Court came to Philadelphia in 1791, he would become their first reporter of decisions starting with West v. Barnes (1791).
Supreme Court Reporter Alexander Dallas did not publish the justices' full opinions in West v. Barnes, which were published in various newspapers around the country at the time, but he published an abbreviated summary of the decisions.

Reporter of Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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When the United States Supreme Court came to Philadelphia in 1791, he would become their first reporter of decisions starting with West v. Barnes (1791).
In 1874, Congress for the first time appropriated funds to publish the volumes of the court's opinions; from that time the report was known as the United States Reports and numbering began as if the first volume by the first reporter, Alexander J. Dallas, was number one.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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Alexander James Dallas (June 21, 1759 – January 16, 1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison.
William Jones served as acting secretary between the resignation of Alexander J. Dallas and appointment of William H. Crawford.

James Elphinston

There he studied under James Elphinston, a Scottish educator and linguist.
Elphinston was a good friend of Samuel Johnson as stated in Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1904, Oxford edition), Chapter IV [1750], and tutor of Alexander James Dallas

Dallas County, Alabama

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Dallas County, Alabama, and Dallas Township, Pennsylvania, are named for him.
Its name is in honor of United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas, who served from 1814-1816.

USCGC Dallas (WHEC-716)

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Six U.S. Coast Guard Cutters have been named DALLAS, the most recent was USCGC DALLAS (WHEC-716).
She was the sixth ship or boat to bear the name of Alexander J. Dallas, the Secretary of the Treasury under President James Madison (1814–1816).

Democratic-Republican Societies

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He was a founder of the Democratic-Republican Societies in 1793.
Philadelphia was then the national capital and soon an English-speaking society was formed in the city by David Rittenhouse, Charles Biddle (a prominent Quaker merchant), Dr. George Logan and Alexander J. Dallas.

George M. Dallas

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His other son George Mifflin Dallas was Vice President under James K. Polk and one possible namesake for Dallas, Texas; his father and brother are other possible namesakes of the Texas city.
The son of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander J. Dallas, George Dallas attended elite preparatory schools before embarking on a legal career.

Alexander J. Dallas (United States Navy officer)

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Fort Dallas in Florida and the U.S. Navy ship USS Dallas (DD-199) were named after his son, Alexander J. Dallas, who died during his Navy service.
His father, also named Alexander James Dallas, was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under James Madison.

Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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Dallas County, Alabama, and Dallas Township, Pennsylvania, are named for him.
The township was formed in 1817 from territory taken from Kingston Township, and it was named for Alexander J. Dallas, who was the 6th United States Secretary of the Treasury and also the father of George M. Dallas, the vice president of James Polk.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

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In 1801, he was named United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and served in that capacity until 1814.

Chisholm v. Georgia

Chisholm v. State of Georgia
For example, the landmark ruling in Chisholm v. Georgia (1793) which prompted the Eleventh Amendment, was not reported by Dallas until five years later, well after the Amendment had been ratified.

Richard Bache Jr.

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His daughter, Sophia Burrell Dallas, married on April 4, 1805 Richard Bache, Jr., the son of Richard Bache, Sr. and Sarah Franklin Bache.
On April 4, 1805, Bache married Sophia Burrell Dallas, the daughter of Arabella Maria Smith and Alexander J. Dallas.

Sarah Franklin Bache

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His daughter, Sophia Burrell Dallas, married on April 4, 1805 Richard Bache, Jr., the son of Richard Bache, Sr. and Sarah Franklin Bache.

President of the United States

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Alexander James Dallas (June 21, 1759 – January 16, 1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison.

James Madison

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Alexander James Dallas (June 21, 1759 – January 16, 1817) was an American statesman who served as the U.S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison.

Kingston, Jamaica

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Dallas was born in Kingston, Jamaica, to Dr. Robert Charles Dallas and Sarah Elizabeth (Cormack) Hewitt.

Edinburgh

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When he was five his family moved to Edinburgh and then to London.

Jamaica

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He married Arabella Maria Smith (1761–1837) of Pennsylvania, the daughter of Maj. George Smith of the British Army and Arabella Barlow (in turn the daughter of the Rev. William Barlow and Arabella Trevanion, the daughter of Sir Nicholas Trevanion), in 1780 and the next year they moved to Jamaica.

Admission to practice law

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There he was admitted to the bar through his father's connections.

Philadelphia

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Maria's health suffered in Jamaica and they moved to Philadelphia in 1783.