Alexander J. Dallas (United States Navy officer)
Alexander James Dallas
|Born||May 15, 1791|
|Died||June 3, 1844 (aged 53)|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1805–1844|
|Commands held||West Indies Squadron; Pensacola Navy Yard (1832–1843)|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812; Second Barbary War; Second Seminole War|
Alexander James Dallas (May 15, 1791 – June 3, 1844) was an officer in the United States Navy.
Dallas was born on May 15, 1791, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, also named Alexander James Dallas, was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under James Madison. His brother, George M. Dallas was Vice President of the U.S. under James K. Polk.
Dallas entered the Navy as a Midshipman in November 1805. He served in the War of 1812, the Second Barbary War, and in the suppression of piracy with the West Indies Squadron. Dallas also established and commanded the Pensacola Navy Yard from 1832 to 1843, and served in the Second Seminole War.
Personal life, death and legacy
- "Commodore Dallas". The Spirit of Democracy. Woodsfield, Ohio. November 15, 1844. p. 4. Retrieved July 5, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Hughes, Thomas P. (1895). American Ancestry: Giving the Name and Descent, in the Male Line, of Americans Whose Ancestors Settled in the United States Previous to the Declaration of Independence, A. D. 1776. X. Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell's Sons. pp. 110–111.