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Today in History: September 11

Slide 2 of 12: Thomas Hamilton Crawford, Full-Length Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, 1932, published by Frost & Reed, color mezzotint.

1789: First US Treasury secretary is appointed

Known as one of the Founding Fathers of the U.S., Alexander Hamilton is appointed as the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He held office until January 1795.

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