William Coleman (1766-1829)

William Coleman (1766-1829)
William Coleman (1766-1829)
ca. 1810
Oil on wood panel
canvas: 29 x 23 3/4 in. ( 73.7 x 60.3 cm ) frame: 37 1/2 x 32 x 3 1/4 in. ( 95.2 x 81.3 x 8.3 cm )
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Gift of David L. Osborn
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Coleman, who has been described as the most capable Federalist journalist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was born in Boston and studied and practiced law in Greenfield, Mass., before going to New York around 1796. For a brief period he was the law partner of Aaron Burr, and in 1801 he was made editor and proprietor of the New York "Evening Post" by Alexander Hamilton and other prominent Federalists, an influential post which he held until his death.
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Creative: Tronvig Group