Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin was an important leader of the Democratic-Republican Party. He was a representative and senator from Pennsylvania and a high-ranking diplomat serving as Minister to the United Kingdom and France. Albert Gallatin was appointed as the 4th Secretary of the Treasury and served under both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He was the longest-tenured Secretary of the Treasury. Albert Gallatin saw the First Bank of the United States, commonly known as the national bank, as a key part of the country’s financial system, but was unable to convince Congress to renew its charter. He presided over a major expansion of lands including the Louisiana Purchase and advocated for infrastructure improvements such as road and canals.
This Albert Gallatin History Mug is part of our Secretary of the Treasury series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The Treasury Secretary is one member of the president’s Cabinet of advisors. The United States Cabinet was first established by President George Washington. He created four positions for senior specialists to provide him with a source of critical guidance and intelligence, in the form of Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War. Current presidential cabinets are made up of sixteen officers. Cabinet members are chosen by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.