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Former Vice-President George Mifflin Dallas dies of a heart attack at his home in Philadelphia

George Mifflin Dallas, detail
12/31/1864
Noted Philadelphian, George Mifflin Dallas, had served as U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, as minister to Russia, and most notably as the nation's eleventh Vice-President under President James K. Polk. In his earlier days he had served as mayor of his home city.  He died at his home of a heart attack and was buried in the churchyard of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Society Hill in Philadelphia. He was seventy-two years old. Secretary of State William H. Seward was among his pallbearers.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 821.

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