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Politician
    (1732-May 19, 1777)
    Born in Down Hatherley parish, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
    Member of the 2nd Continental Congress
    Governor of Georgia (1777)
    Signed the Declaration of Independence (1776)
    He showed little interest in the rights of the American colonists until St. Johns Parish, where his plantation was located, threatened to secede from Georgia.
    He organized an unsuccessful invasion of Florida.
    He died from gangrene after being shot in a duel with a political rival.
    He is known principally for having a rare and valuable autograph.
    He wrote the original draft of the Georgia state constitution.
    Gwinnett County, Georgia, was named for him.
    If you find a document signed by him, it is probably worth more than $100,000.

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 199 Votes: 55.28% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 55.17% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 123 Votes: 47.97% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 50 Votes: 46.00% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 43 Votes: 53.49% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
 
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