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Archibald Bulloch

 

BULLOCH, Archibald, delegate, was born in Charles Town, S. C. , in 1730; son of the

Rev. James and Jean (Stabo) Bulloch. He married Mary, daughter of Judge De Veaux.

He practiced law in Georgia, where, in 1760, he was appointed to correspond with

Benjamin Franklin on the affairs of the province. On April 21, 1772, he was elected

speaker of the commons, and, on July 7, 1775,was chosen a member of the 1st provincial

congress and elected its speaker. He was re-elected to the 2nd congress and again served

as speaker. This body sent him as a delegate to the Continental Congress assembled

font-size:12.in Philadelphia. Had not important affairs called him home he would have been

present July 4,1777

1776, and affixed his signature to the Declaration of Independence. He was, however, a

signer at the secret congress of Nov. 9, 1776, and was the firstman to read the Declaration

to the people in Georgia. He was made president and commander-in-chief of Georgia on

April 15, 1776. Bulloch County was named for him. He died in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 22, 1777.

 

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