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Former United States Vice-President George M. Dallas dies at his home in Philadelphia

George Mifflin Dallas, detail
12/31/1864
George Mifflin Dallas, Vice-President of the United States under President Polk, a former U.S. senator, and a mayor of Philadelphia earlier in the century, died of a heart attack at his home in the city.  A long-time rival in state Democratic politics to James Buchanan, his last public service was as ambassador to Great Britain until 1861. He was buried four days later at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelpia. He was seventy-two years old. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
J.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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