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Picture of Alexander Hamilton
[Library of Congress]


Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (New York)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: King's College (Columbia)

Occupation: lawyer

Political Affiliation: Federalist

Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian

Summary of Religious Views:

Hamilton, who was raised as a Presbyterian but later became Episcopalian, seems to have been a believer throughout his life, and was particularly devout during his college years and towards the end of his life.

Views on Religion & Politics:

In later life, Hamilton put forth a proposal to found a Christian Constitutional Society, but nothing came of it.


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Dramas/Musicals, Links


Works By Alexander Hamilton

ed. by Jacob E. Cooke, The Reports of Alexander Hamilton, Harper & Row, 1964
ed. by Morton J. Frisch, Selected Writings and Speeches of Alexander Hamilton (Constitutional Studies), Univ. Press of America, 1985
ed. by Julius Goebel, Jr., Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton, 5 vols., Columbia Univ. Press, 1964-1981
ed. Henry Cabot Lodge, The Works of Alexander Hamilton, (Federal Edition), 12 vols., G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1904
ed. by Harold C. Syrett & Jacob E. Cooke, The papers of Alexander Hamilton, Volumes I - VII, 26 vols., Columbia Univ. Press, 1961-1979


Richard Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton, American, Touchstone Books, 2000
Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton, Penguin Press, 2004
Jacob Ernest Cooke, Alexander Hamilton a Profile, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982
Michael P. Federici, The Political Philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, ohns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Harvey Flaumenhaft, The Effective Republic: Administration and Constitution in the Thought of Alexander Hamilton, Duke Univ. Press, 1992
James T. Flexner, The Young Hamilton: A Biography, Little, Brown, 1978; reprint, Fordham Univ. Press, 1997
Morton J. Frisch, Alexander Hamilton and the Political Order, Univ. Press of America, 1991
John Harper, American Machiavelli: Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004
Marie B. Hecht, Odd Destiny: the Life of Alexander Hamilton, Macmillan, 1982
Robert A. Hendrickson, The Rise and Fall of Alexander Hamilton, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981
Henry Cabot Lodge, Alexander Hamilton , Little, Brown, 1898; reprint, Alexander Hamilton, AMS Press, 1972
Forrest McDonald, Alexander Hamilton: A Biography, 1979; reprint, W. W. Norton, 1990
John Chester Miller, Alexander Hamilton Portrait in Paradox, Harper & Brothers, 1959; reprint, 1979
Broadus Mitchell, Alexander Hamilton, 2 vol., 1957-62
Willard Sterne Randall, Alexander Hamilton: A Life, HarperCollins, 2003
Nathan Schachner, Alexander Hamilton, 1946; reprint 1961
Gerald Stourzh, Alexander Hamilton and the Idea of Republican Government, Stanford Univ. Press, 1970


Douglass C. Adair and Martin Harvey, "Was Alexander Hamilton a Christian Statesman?" William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 12, April 1955, pp. 308-29
Jack Hitt, "America's First Lecher: Sex romps? Cover-ups? Questions of character? Public confessions? You'd think Bill Clinton would have learned something from Alexander Hamilton," Gentlemen's Quarterly, 347, November 1998
Jerome Reiter, "Alexander Hamilton: The Duel with Aaron Burr ," The Concord Review, Fall 1988


Jack Hitt, Hamilton: The Revolution, Grand Central Publishing, 2016
Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Atlantic, 2015
Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, The Hamilton Mixtape, Atlantic, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton - Easy Piano, Hal Leonard, 2016


Works By Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton: Selected Works (Humanities Web)
Alexander Hamilton (Founders Library -- founders.com)
Document Library (TeachingAmericanHistory.org)
The Federalist Papers, by James Madison, John Jay, & Alexander Hamilton
The Federalist Papers, by James Madison, John Jay, & Alexander Hamilton (Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)
The Federalist (The Online Library of Liberty)
Notes of Alexander Hamilton in the Federal Convention of 1787 (Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)
Hamilton's Opinion as to the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States (Avalon Project -- Yale Law School)
The Revolutionary Writings of Alexander Hamilton (The Online Library of Liberty)
The Pacificus-Helvidius Debates of 1793-1794 (The Online Library of Liberty)

Biographical Sites

A Biography of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) (Hypertext on American History)
The Rise & Fall of Alexander Hamilton (Capitol Project -- University of Virginia)
HAMILTON, Alexander, 1755-1804 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Alexander Hamilton (American Experience -- PBS)
Alexander Hamilton, New York (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
Who Served Here? Major General Alexander Hamilton (Historic Valley Forge)
Alexander Hamilton (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) (Famous Trials -- University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School)
Alexander Hamilton (Colonial Hall)
The Jews Of Nevis And Alexander Hamilton (The Jewish Press)
Duel At Dawn, 1804 (Eye Witness)

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