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William Few

1748-1828

Of this patriotic individual, we only know that he was an active and prominent lawyer of Georgia, at the time of the call for thc convention to frame the constitution of the United States. He did not take an active part in the deliberations of that august body, but represented correctly the sentiments of the people of his native State. He retired from public life after the organization of the national government. He was one of those men, "few and far between," who effect more by solid weight of character than many can by eloquent speech or restless action.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 188. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


 
 

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