Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was an American statesman and one of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States of America. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper.
As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the Washington administration. He led the funding of the states' debts by the federal government as well as the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, with a national bank and support for manufacturing, plus a strong military.
Fun fact about Hamilton:
Our school was named in 1957. In that same year, a three-cent stamp was released to commemorate the 200th year anniversary of Hamilton's birth!
Hamilton Elementary School
2316 N. Norwood Pl.
Tulsa, OK 74115