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  Gilmer, George
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NameGeorge Gilmer
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Lexington, Georgia , United States
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Born April 11, 1790
DiedNovember 16, 1859 (69 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Jan 13, 2015 03:48am
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InfoGILMER, George Rockingham, a Representative from Georgia; born near Lexington, Wilkes (now Oglethorpe) County, Ga., 4/11/1790; attended a classical school and an academy at Abbeville, S.C.; taught a private school while studying law; served as first lieutenant in the Forty-third Regiment, United States Infantry, from 1813 to 1815 in the campaign against the Creek Indians and built a fort on the Chattahoochie River near the present city of Atlanta; resumed the study of law and began practice in Lexington in 1818

Georgia House 1818, 1819, and 1824

U.S. Representative (DR-GA) 1821-1823

Resumed the practice of law; trustee of the University of Georgia at Athens 1826-1857

U.S. Representative (D-GA) 1827-1829; elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward F. Tatnall; reelected to the Twenty-first Congress, but failing to signify his acceptance, the Governor announced a vacancy and ordered a new election

Governor (D-GA) 1829-1831

U.S. Representative (D-GA) 1833-1835; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-third Congress)

Presidential Elector (W-GA) 1836 and voted for White and Tyler and 1840

Governor (W-GA) 1837-1839

Author and historian; died in Lexington, Ga., November 16, 1859; interment in Presbyterian Cemetery.

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  12/21/1841 GA At-Large - Special Election Lost 16.18% (-1.07%)
  10/02/1837 GA Governor Won 50.56% (+1.13%)
  10/06/1834 GA At Large Lost 5.23% (-0.83%)
  06/02/1834 US House Speaker Lost 0.27% (-30.05%)
  10/01/1832 GA At Large Won 6.27% (-0.90%)
  10/03/1831 GA Governor Lost 48.65% (-2.70%)
  10/05/1829 GA Governor Won 69.31% (+38.62%)
  10/06/1828 GA At-Large Won 11.11% (+0.09%)
  10/01/1827 GA District 01 Special Election Won 63.46% (+26.93%)
  10/02/1820 GA At-Large Won 10.00% (-3.29%)
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