Philadelphia’s Vice President Geo M. Dallas. (1844-48) Brief Political Bio


  • Name: George Mifflin DALLAS
  • Birth: 10 JUL 1792 in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • GRAD: 1810 Princeton University
  • Event: Elected BET 21 OCT 1828 AND 15 APR 1829 Mayor of Philadelphia, PA
  • Event: Elected BET 13 DEC 1831 AND 4 MAR 1833 United States Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1845 AND 4 MAR 1849 11th Vice President of the United States
  • Death: 31 DEC 1864 in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia Co., PA
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Vice President George Mifflin Dallas
  • Note:

DALLAS, George Mifflin, (great-great-granduncle of Claiborne Pell), a Senator from Pennsylvania and a vice president of the United States; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 10, 1792;

graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1810; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1813;

private secretary to Albert Gallatin, Minister to Russia; returned in 1814 and commenced the practice of law in New York City;

solicitor of the United States Bank 1815- 1817;

returned to Philadelphia and was appointed deputy attorney general in 1817; mayor of Philadelphia October 21, 1828-April 15, 1829;

United States district attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania 1829-1831;

elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Isaac D. Barnard and served from December 13, 1831, to March 3, 1833;

declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1832;

chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Twenty-second Congress); resumed the practice of law;attorney general of Pennsylvania 1833-1835;

appointed by President Martin Van Buren as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia 1837-1839,when he was recalled at his own request;

elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1844 with James K. Polk and served from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1849;

appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Great Britain by President Franklin Pierce 1856-1861;

returned to Philadelphia, and died there December 31, 1864; interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.

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About Ric Ben-Safed

Technical and Freelance Writer, degrees in History,Psychology, and Master's in Social Policy and Planning. written hundreds of reports in regard to mental health, major research in genealogy and genetic genealogy as well as local history. I try to be and Independent leaning Libertarian but also like the cooperative anarchist ideas of L.Neil Smith, Murray Rombard, J. Neil Schulman. Fascinated by (Philadelphians, George Lippard ( 1830-1854). Gothic & City Noir, appreciate the Mystics of Philadelphia Mystic Johaness Kelpius (1667-1708), even "God may be a Verb!).
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