Alexander J. Dallas (United States Navy Officer)
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Alexander J. Dallas United States Navy Officer
Alexander James Dallas
Born (1791-05-15)May 15, 1791
Died June 3, 1844(1844-06-03) (aged 53)
Callao, Peru
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1805-1844
Rank Captain
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 in Philadelphia, USA - June 3, 1844 in Callao, Peru) was an officer in the United States Navy.

Early life

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.[1] 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

Dallas married Henrietta Constantia Meade, the sister of American Civil War general George Meade.

Dallas died on June 3, 1844 in Callao, Peru.[1]Fort Dallas in Florida and the U.S. Naval destroyer USS Dallas are named after him.


  1. ^ a b "Commodore Dallas". The Spirit of Democracy. Woodsfield, Ohio. November 15, 1844. p. 4. Retrieved 2018 – via (Registration required (help)). 

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