• The Gallatin House

    Friendship Hill

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Who was Albert Gallatin

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin's accomplishments and contributions are highlighted at Friendship Hill, his restored country estate.

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Albert Gallatin

In the 1800 election, Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr had equal numbers of Electoral votes. The election then went to the House of Representatives where Albert Gallatin was the Democratic-Republican’s leader. Gallatin's influence led to Jefferson’s election on the 36th ballot. More...