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... Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757 in the Ireland of Nevis, British West Indies. In 1772, he immigrated to the United States where he received educational training in the schools of Elizabethtown, N.J., and Columbia University, New York City- initially known as King’s College. In 1776, he joined the Continental Army in New York as a captain of artillery (Chernow, 39). On March, 1, 1777, he was selected aide-de-camp to General Washington and served in that capacity until 16th February 1781. He was a member of the Continental Congress in the years 1782, 1783, and 1788. In 1786, Hamilton was a member of the Annapolis Convention. In 1787, he served in the New York State...