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Abraham Baldwin


Abraham Baldwin, a distinguished statesman, was graduated at Yale College in 1772, and distinguished for great scholarship. In 1785 he was appointed president of the University of Georgia. He was a member of the grand convention, which held its session from May 25, to September 17, 1787, and framed the constitution of the United States. To that instrument he affixed his name as one of the deputies from Georgia. After the organization of government, be was elected a senator of the United States, and while in the discharge of his official duties, he died at Washington, March 2, 1807.

Source: Marshall, James V. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 189. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


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