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

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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