American politician who served as U. S. Secretary of Battle from 1815 to 1816 and Secretary from the Treasury from 1816 to 1825. He went for chief executive in 1824 but was defeated by John Quincy Adams. His 1st foray into politics was to symbolize Georgia in the Senate from 1807 to 1813. He advanced quickly and was elected Chief executive pro tempore in 1811, needing to provide as Performing Vice Chief executive when George Clinton passed away in 1812. He was an associate from the Columbian Institute for the Advertising of Arts and Sciences, which also hosted Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams as users. He was wedded to Susanna Gerardine, with whom he previously seven kids. He was appointed Secretary from the Treasury, Ambassador to France, and Secretary of Battle by U.S. Chief executive James Madison.