Brumidi, Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, 1859-60
George Washington's cabinet split over issues of centralization of power. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton supported the creation of a national bank. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson opposed his view.
Constantino Brumidi, Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, 1859–1860. Close-up photograph of original painting in U.S. Capitol by Theodor Horydczak, ca. 1920–1950. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.