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Walton, George

Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1804 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1749 – George Walton was born in Cumberland County, Virginia.

1769 – He moved to Savannah, Georgia to study law under a Mr. Young.

1774 – He was admitted to the bar.

1778 – He was elected to the Continental Congress, a position.

1779 – He was freed through a prisoner exchange.

– In October, Walton was elected Governor of Georgia, a position he held for only two months.

1780 – In January, he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Jackson.

1783 – He became Chief Justice of Georgia.

1789 – Governor of Georgia.

1795 – U.S. Senator.

1795 – Served in that position from November to February, until a successor, Josiah Tattnall, was officially elected.

1804 – Died in Augusta, Georgia on the 2nd of February  at his home, College Hill, near Augusta.