James Alexander Hamilton Biography
(Son of Alexander Hamilton)
Birthday: April 14, 1788 (Aries)
Born In: New York City, New York
James Alexander Hamilton was an American lawyer and the fourth child of Alexander Hamilton, one of the ‘Founding Fathers of the United States.’ James Hamilton’s father was killed in a duel with the then Vice President Aaron Burr. A graduate of ‘Columbia University,’ Hamilton went on to practice law for several years. During the ‘War of 1812,’ he served as an Inspector and Brigade Major in the ‘New York State Militia.’ In 1829, he served as acting United States Secretary of State for less than a month and was later appointed as ‘U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.’ He entered politics as a member of the ‘Democratic Party’ and supported Andrew Jackson. Along with Jackson, he opposed the ‘Second Bank of the United States’ which was modeled on his father’s ‘First Bank of the United States.’ Hamilton married Mary Morris and had six children including Alexander Hamilton Jr., who served as the Secretary of the ‘United States Legation’ at Madrid.