George M. Dallas

11th Vice President of the United States (1792-1864)

George Mifflin Dallas (July 10, 1792 – December 31, 1864) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the 11th vice president of the United States from 1845 to 1849, under James K. Polk. Before becoming vice president, he was a Senator from Pennsylvania.

George M. Dallas
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11th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849
PresidentJames K. Polk
Preceded byJohn Tyler
Succeeded byMillard Fillmore
United States Minister to the United Kingdom
In office
April 4, 1856 – May 16, 1861
PresidentFranklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Preceded byJames Buchanan
Succeeded byCharles Francis Adams Sr.
United States Minister to Russia
In office
August 6, 1837 – July 29, 1839
PresidentMartin Van Buren
Preceded byJohn Randolph Clay
Succeeded byChurchill C. Cambreleng
17th Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
October 14, 1833 – December 1, 1835
GovernorGeorge Wolf
Preceded byEllis Lewis
Succeeded byJames Todd
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
December 13, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byIsaac D. Barnard
Succeeded bySamuel McKean
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
In office
April 15, 1829 – December 13, 1831
PresidentAndrew Jackson
Preceded byCharles Jared Ingersoll
Succeeded byHenry D. Gilpin
58th Mayor of Philadelphia
In office
October 21, 1828 – April 15, 1829
Preceded byJoseph Watson
Succeeded byBenjamin Wood Richards
Personal details
Born
George Mifflin Dallas

(1792-07-10)July 10, 1792
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 31, 1864(1864-12-31) (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting placeSt. Peter's Episcopal Church
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Sophia Nicklin (m. 1816)
Children8
ParentsAlexander Dallas
Arabella Smith
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
SignatureCursive signature in ink

Dallas was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the College of New Jersey (now the Princeton University) in 1810.