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George Walton

George Walton, senator, governor of Georgia. member Committee on Resolutions, Committee of Correspondence; member group that called and organized Georgia Provincial Congress, Liberty Pole, 1775; member Georgia Constitutional Convention of 1788; member United States Senate from Georgia, 1795. February 20, 1796; member commission to locate Franklin College.

Background

  • Walton, George was born in 1741 in Farmville, Virginia, United States. Son of Robert and Sally (or Mary) (Hughes) Walton.

  • Career

    • President Ga; delegate Continental Congress, 1776-1777, 80-81, mem. Chief justice Ga.

    Membership

    Member Committee on Resolutions, Committee of Correspondence. Member group that called and organized Georgia Provincial Congress, Liberty Pole, 1775. Member Georgia Constitutional Convention of 1788.

    Member United States Senate from Georgia, 1795. February 20, 1796; member commission to locate Franklin College.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Camber, 1775, 2 children.
    • father: Robert Walton
    • mother: Sally (or Mary) (Hughes) Walton
    • spouse: Dorothy Camber
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    Died February 2, 1840
    (aged 99)
    Nationality