Alexander Hamilton’s innovative spirit lives within our company today. Take this quiz to see how much you know about his storied past.
233 years ago, Alexander Hamilton founded The Bank of New York,
now BNY Mellon.
BIRTHDATE: January 11, 1757
PLACE OF BIRTH: Nevis, British West Indies (Caribbean Islands)
EDUCATION: Columbia University, King’s College
FOUNDED: The Bank of New York, now BNY Mellon, in 1784
PREVIOUS JOBS: Soldier, lawyer, orator, innovator, writer
The first Secretary of the United States Treasury, and the prime architect of a financial system that endures 'til this day.
The founder of The Bank of New York, which provided the U.S. with the first government loan.
The founder of the U.S. Mint, the Coast Guard, and with a group of contemporaries, the first NY stock market, which eventually became the New York Stock Exchange.
The PBS documentary brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton". The documentary delves deeply into the creation of the show, revealing Miranda’s process of absorbing and then adapting Hamilton’s epic story into groundbreaking musical theater.
You can now stream the documentary or watch the program on PBS (check local listings).