1907 One Thousand Dollar Gold Certificate, Alexander Hamilton

United States paper money One Thousand Dollar Gold Certificate 1907
1907 $1000 Gold Certificate Alexander Hamilton
United States cueewncy 1000 Dollars Gold Certificate
1907 $1000 Gold Certificate
Paper Money of the United States: One Thousand Dollar Gold Certificate, Series of 1907

Obverse: Portrait of Alexander Hamilton in oval cartouche (Alexander Hamilton one of the Founding Fathers of the United States). IN GOLD COIN under portrait. The serial numbers, $1000 and seal are printed in gold ink.
Reverse: The Great Seal of the United States printed in vibrant gold ink - just in case anyone doubted the note was redeemable in gold. "Gold certificate - THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GOLD COIN."
Signatures: (as depicted) John Burke, Treasurer of the United States and Houston Benge Teehee, Register of the Treasury.

Predominant colors: The obverse and the back is a bright orange-gold color as a reminder that this note was redeemable for gold.
Printer & Engraver: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
An interesting fact is that these are one of the few pieces of United States currency that actually have a dollar sign on it.

Inscriptions: Series of 1907 -  Gold Certificate  -  This Certifies That There Have Been Deposited In The Treasury Of The United States Of America One Thousand Dollars In Gold Coin Repayable To The Bearer On Demand Washington D.C.  -  Bureau Engraving & Printing  -  Department Series  -  Act of July 12th 1882  -  Garfield  -  Register Of The Treasury  -  Treasurer Of The United States  -  Amer Septent Sigil Thesaur  -  Gold Certificate The United States of America One Thousand Dollars In Gold Coin.

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Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was a Founding Father of the United States, chief staff aide to General George Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, the founder of the Federalist Party, the world's first voter-based political party, the Father of the United States Coast Guard, and the founder of The New York Post. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. Hamilton took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He led the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views; he was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, which despised Britain and feared that Hamilton's policies of a strong central government would weaken the American commitment to Republicanism.
  Born out of wedlock, raised in the West Indies, and orphaned as a child, Hamilton pursued a college education through the help of local wealthy men. Recognized for his abilities and talent, he was sent to King's College (now Columbia University), in New York City. Hamilton played a major role in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war in 1775, he joined a militia company. In early 1776, he raised a provincial artillery company, to which he was appointed captain. He soon became the senior aide to General Washington, the American forces' commander-in-chief. Washington sent him on numerous important missions to tell generals what Washington wanted. After the war, Hamilton was elected to the Congress of the Confederation from New York. He resigned, to practice law, and founded the Bank of New York. Hamilton was among those dissatisfied with the weak national government. He led the Annapolis Convention, which successfully influenced Congress to issue a call for the Philadelphia Convention, in order to create a new constitution. He was an active participant at Philadelphia; and he helped achieve ratification by writing 51 of the 85 installments of The Federalist Papers, which to this day are the single most important reference for Constitutional interpretation.
  Hamilton became the leading cabinet member in the new government under President Washington. Hamilton was a nationalist, who emphasized strong central government and successfully argued that the implied powers of the Constitution provided the legal authority to fund the national debt, assume states' debts, and create the government-backed Bank of the United States. These programs were funded primarily by a tariff on imports, and later also by a highly controversial tax on whiskey. Facing well-organized opposition from Jefferson and Madison, Hamilton mobilized a nationwide network of friends of the government, especially bankers and businessmen. It became the Federalist Party. A major issue splitting the parties was the Jay Treaty, largely designed by Hamilton in 1794. It established friendly economic relations with Britain to the chagrin of France and the supporters of the French Revolution. Hamilton played a central role in the Federalist party, which dominated national and state politics until it lost the election of 1800 to Jefferson's Democratic Republicans.
  In 1795, he returned to the practice of law in New York. He tried to control the policies of President Adams (1797–1801). In 1798 and 99, Hamilton called for mobilization against France after the XYZ Affair and became commander of a new army, which he readied for war. However, the Quasi-War, while hard-fought at sea, was never officially declared and did not involve army action. In the end, Adams found a diplomatic solution which avoided a war with France. Hamilton's opposition to Adams' re-election helped cause his defeat in the 1800 election. When Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied for the presidency in the electoral college in 1801, Hamilton helped to defeat Burr, whom he found unprincipled, and to elect Jefferson despite philosophical differences. Hamilton continued his legal and business activities in New York City, but lost much of his national prominence within the Federalist party. When Vice President Burr ran for governor of New York state in 1804, Hamilton crusaded against him as unworthy. Taking offense at some of Hamilton's comments, Burr challenged him to a duel in 1804 and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died the next day.

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John Burke, Treasurer of the United States
John Burke (February 25, 1859 – May 14, 1937) was an American lawyer, jurist, and political leader from North Dakota. He was the tenth Governor of North Dakota.

Burke was born in Keokuk County, Iowa of Irish ancestry to John and Mary (née Ryan) Burke. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a law degree in 1886. He married Mary E. Kane, a teacher, on August 22, 1891, and they had a son, Thomas, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Marian.

Burke's legal career was established in Iowa and Minnesota before he moved to the Dakota Territory. After North Dakota was admitted to the union, he served in the state's House of Representatives in 1891 and in its Senate from 1893 to 1896. He served three terms (1907–1913) as the tenth Governor of North Dakota.
  At the 1912 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, Burke enthusiastically supported the candidacy of Woodrow Wilson. Burke swung all of North Dakota's votes to Wilson on the first ballot. William Jennings Bryan, himself a supporter of Wilson and also a good friend of Burke's, wanted Burke to run for Vice-President. Burke demurred, however, due to a promise he had given Indiana delegates for their votes. As a result, Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana was chosen for Vice-President. Burke was named United States Treasurer following Wilson’s election victory in November 1912. From 1913 to 1921 Burke was Treasurer of the United States, under President Woodrow Wilson. Burke ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 1916.

Death and legacy
He later served as a justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court from 1924 until his death on May 14, 1937. Burke County, North Dakota is named in his honor. His remains are interred in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck, North Dakota. The State of North Dakota donated a statue of Burke to the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection in 1963. There is also a statue of Burke at the State Capitol grounds in Bismarck, ND.

Houston Benge Teehee, Register of the Treasury
An attorney and Register of the United States Treasury during World War I, Houston Benge Teehee was born to Stephen Teehee and Rhoda Benge Teehee in Muldrow, Cherokee Nation (Indian Territory in what is today Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) on October 31, 1874. Both parents were of Cherokee lineage. In his youth Houston Teehee attended the Cherokee Male Seminary in Tahlequah and received his higher education and law degree from Fort Worth University in Texas after which he served as a cashier in the Cherokee National Bank of Tahlequah while he studied law under Justice John H. Pitchford. He married Mayme Hagelund December 11, 1898. He passed the bar and entered private practice in 1908 and was that same year elected to the office of Mayor. He opened a law office there in 1908. In that year he successfully ran for mayor and briefly served as Cherokee County attorney. A Democrat, he soon went into state politics and was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1911 and 1913. In 1914 he was appointed United States probate attorney. In 1915 he went to Washington, D. C., to serve as Register of the United States Treasury.
  Teehee's rise to national prominence coincided with the advent of World War I in Europe. When the United States entered the conflict in April 1917, Teehee's position as Register of the Treasury made him a central figure in wartime finance. His signature appeared on all Federal notes and bonds during WWI, from 1915 to 1919, under President Woodrow Wilson. He was also sign every single Liberty Loan bond that the United States government issued from May 1917 through 1918 in order to fund the war. In so doing, Teehee suffered repetitive-motion injury that permanently damaged his right hand and arm.
After his federal service ended, Teehee returned to Oklahoma as a corporate officer for Seamans Oil Company. He continued his private law practice and in 1926 became Oklahoma's attorney general. He also served on the Supreme Court Commission from 1927 to 1931 and on the State Coordinating Board. He retired in 1939.
  Teehee had a varied private life. He married Mayme Haglund of Tahlequah in 1889. He was a Mason, a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Woodmen of the World, and a Presbyterian.  In 1942 he was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He died on November 19, 1953, in Tahlequah, where he had lived in poverty since his retirement. In 2008 his portrait was installed in the House Lounge in the Oklahoma State Capitol.