Alexander Hamilton

We have added another historical figure to our ‘Stories‘ section and this time it is Alexander Hamilton. With a father from Stevenston, Alexander Hamilton was born in Charlestown in the West Indies but eventually went to live in the USA.

Alexander would go on to have a huge impact on the history of the USA: being considered one of the founding fathers of the country.

Alexander Hamilton did many great things in his 49 years; he was a lawyer, soldier, politician, prolific writer and speaker. He fought against the British during the Revolutionary War and served as George Washington’s aide. He was the founder of the American financial system, the United States Coast Guard and the New York Post newspaper. He is credited as one of America’s Founding Fathers and his image still appears on the $10 bill to this day. His life story is the subject of the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” which has won countless awards and has broken box office records.

Read all about the fascinating life of Alexander Hamilton: HERE.