The Alexander Hamilton Award was created to celebrate
New York and honor those individuals helping to foster the revitalization
of our nations cities. We chose to name the award after Hamilton
because, like the Manhattan Institute, he was a fervent proponent
of commerce and civic life, and he believed the health of the nation
hinged upon vibrant cities. He was also the quintessential New Yorker.
Hamilton went to university, joined the army, and practiced law
in New York. His last home stands in Harlem; his grave is at the
crown of Wall Street across from the bank he started; the newspaper
he founded is still shaking things up. New Yorks stylepassionate,
entrepreneurial, ambitious, inclusivereflected his vision
of America and shaped his politics.
HAMILTON 2005 AWARD DINNER
Thursday, May 5th
The Honorable Hugh L. Carey
51st Governor of New York (1975-1982)
Introduced by The Honorable
John S. Dyson
Author, Alexander Hamilton
Introduced by David McCullough
Chairman Emeritus, The Manhattan Institute
Vice Chairman, Alliance Capital Management L.P.
Introduced by Richard Gilder