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In Philadelphia, former U. S. Vice-President George M. Dallas is buried at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

George Mifflin Dallas, detail
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, had died of a heart attack at his home in the city four days before.  He was buried at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Third and Pine Street in Philadelpia. Secretary of State William Seward and the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania were among the pall-bearers. Dallas 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.