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Button Gwinnett, British Continental congressman. member of Georgia Colonial Assembly, 1769; member of Georgia Assembly, 1776-1777, speaker, 1776.

Background

Gwinnett, Button was born in 1735 in Down Halherley, England, circa. Son of Samuel and Anne (Emes) Gwinnett.

Career

Delegate of Continental Congress, 1776. Played important part in drafting 1st Ga. President State of Ga.

Membership

Member of Georgia Colonial Assembly, 1769. Member of Georgia Assembly, 1776-1777, speaker, 1776.

Connections

Married to Ann Bourne, April.

father:
Samuel Gwinnett

mother:
Anne (Emes) Gwinnett

spouse:
Ann Bourne