Alexander Hamilton

Thomas Jefferson is among those pretenders to profound knowledge who are ignorant of the most useful of all sciences – the science of human nature. The day will soon come when Mister Jefferson is revealed to be a voluptuary and an intriguing incendiary.

(1757 - 1804)

           Founder, political theorist extraordinaire, Alexander Hamilton was probably the one true genius among all the founders.  His most enduring legacy, The Federalist Papers, which he co-authored with James Madison, have been called the greatest work on political theory of republican government ever written.  A fierce Federalist, Hamilton moved through the world with a great measure of self-confidence.  Often the lightening rod for controversial ideas, such as the chief apologist for a national bank, Hamilton had many friends and many enemies.  He died in a duel against Aaron Burr in 1804.