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Dallas, Alexander James

(Encyclopedia) Dallas, Alexander James dăl´əs [key], 1759–1817, U.S. secretary of the treasury (1814–16), b. Jamaica, West Indies. He went (1783) to Philadelphia, practiced law, and was secretary of s...

Claiborne Pell

Name at birth: Claiborne de Borda PellClaiborne Pell, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island from 1961 to 1997, was the sponsor of prominent laws that created federal grants for college studen…

Senate Tie-Breakers

The Question: Which vice president cast the most tie-breaking votes in the U.S. Senate? How many? The Answer: Vice President Joh…

Dallas, Tex.

Mayor: Mike Rawlings (to 2019)City Manager: Mary Suhm2010 census population (rank): 1,197,816 (9); Male: 598,962 (50.0%); Female: 598,854 (50.0%); White: 607,415 (50.7%); Black…

Vice Presidents

Find information about U.S. vice presidents, from John Adams in 1789 to Joseph Biden in 2009. Name and (party)1Term State of birth Birth anddeath dates President ser…

Presidential Elections, 1789-2016

Election results for every election, from 1789 to the present. Includes all candidates, their parties, number of electoral and popular votes. For the original method of electing th…