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us: Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807


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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1754-11-22
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1807-03-04
    • Birth Place

        (naf) North Guilford (Guilford, Conn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Yale College (1718-1887)
        • Affiliation End: 1772
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: United States. Continental Army. Connecticut Brigade, 2nd
        • Affiliation Start: 1777
        • Affiliation End: 1783
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation End: 1785
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Georgia
        • Affiliation Start: 1786
        • Affiliation End: 1801
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Continental Congress
        • Affiliation Start: 1785
        • Affiliation End: 1785
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Continental Congress
        • Affiliation Start: 1787
        • Affiliation End: 1788
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Constitutional Convention (1787)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1789
        • Affiliation End: 1799
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1799
        • Affiliation End: 1807
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
            (lcsh) College presidents
              (lcsh) Chaplains
          • Sources

            • found: Abraham Baldwin, 1986: t.p. (Abraham Baldwin) p. 7 (b. 11/23/1754; d. 3/4/1807)
            • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress WWW site, Oct. 14, 2011 (Baldwin, Abraham; b. Nov. 22, 1754, North Guilford, Conn., d. Mar. 4, 1807, Washington, D.C.; representative and senator from Georgia)
            • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, October 13, 2016 (Baldwin, Abraham, (half-brother of Henry Baldwin of Pennsylvania), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Georgia; born in North Guilford, Conn., November 22, 1754; moved with his father to New Haven, Conn., in 1769; attended private schools; graduated from Yale College in 1772; subsequently studied theology at the college and was licensed to preach in 1775; served as a tutor in that institution 1775-1779, when he resigned to enter the Army; chaplain in the Second Connecticut Brigade, Revolutionary Army, from 1777 until 1783, when the troops disbanded; studied law during his service in the Army; admitted to the bar in 1783 and practiced at Fairfield; moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1784 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1785; originator of the plan for, and author of, the charter of the University of Georgia and served as president 1786-1801; member of the Continental Congress 1785, 1787, and 1788; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and one of the signers of the Constitution; elected to the First and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1799); elected to the United States Senate in 1799; reelected in 1805 and served from March 4, 1799, until his death on March 4, 1807; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventh Congress; died in Washington, D.C.; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery)
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            • 1986-09-12: new
            • 2016-10-15: revised
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