William Branch Giles

William Branch Giles

Birth
Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Death 4 Dec 1830 (aged 68)
Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Burial Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 8063143 · View Source
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Virginia Governor, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the College of New Jersey, in 1871, studied law, admitted to the bar and practiced law in Petersburg, Virginia, (1784-89). Entering politics, he was elected to the First Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Theodorick Bland, reelected to the Second Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving (1790-98). After his term, he was a member Virginia State House of Delegates, (1798-1800) and elected as a Democratic Republican to the Seventh Congress, serving (1801-03). In 1803, he was appointed as a Democratic Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wilson C. Nicholas, serving until 1815. He was then again a member Virginia State House of Delegates, (1816-17, 26-27). In 1827, he was elected as a Democratic Republican the 24th Governor of Virginia, serving until 1830. After leaving politics, he lived on his estate until his death at age 68. Giles County, Virginia and Giles County, Tennessee are both named in his honor.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8063143
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Branch Giles (12 Aug 1762–4 Dec 1830), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8063143, citing Giles-Gwynn Cemetery, Amelia Court House, Amelia County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .