George Mifflin Dallas, (1792-1864), born in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 10, 1792. He graduated from Princeton in 1810 and became an attorney. He was elected vice president on the Democratic ticket with James Polk in 1844 and presided over the Senate during the stormy days of the Mexican War and the Wilmot Proviso controversy.
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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: Dallas, George Mifflin
Brief biography of the senator from Pennsylvania and later President James K. Polk's Vice President.
U.S. Senate: George Mifflin Dallas, 11th Vice President (1845-1849)
His life and political career, from the U.S. Senate Web site.
Wikipedia: George M. Dallas
Biographical article from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
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