Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755-July 12, 1804) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a political theorist, founder of the U.S. financial system, and creator of the first American political party. He served as George Washington's Secretary of the Treasury. As an author, Hamilton is best known for his contribution to The Federalist papers, a series of essays written in defense of the newly proposed U.S. Constitution.