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(Abraham Alfonse) Albert Gallatin

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Gallatin, (Abraham Alfonse) Albert (1761–1849), Swiss-born U.S. statesman. As representative (1795–1801) he defended U.S. relations with France. As secretary of the treasury (1801–14), he objected to the drain on the national economy caused by the War of 1812 and helped negotiate the Treaty of Ghent (1814). He was minister to France (1816–23) and Britain (1826–27).

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