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Archibald Bulloch

Archibald Bulloch
Archibald Bulloch c. 1775
3rd Governor of Georgia
In office
April 15, 1776 – March 4, 1777
Preceded by William Ewen
Succeeded by Button Gwinnett
Personal details
Born c. 1730
Charleston, South Carolina
Died February 22, 1777 (aged 46–47)
Savannah, Georgia
Political party Liberty Party
Spouse(s) Mary De Veaux
Profession lawyer, statesman

Archibald Bulloch (January 1, 1730 – February 22, 1777) was a lawyer, soldier, and statesman from American Revolution. He was also the great-grandfather of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, and the great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States.[1]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Revolution 2
  • Legacy 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Bulloch was born and educated in Savannah, Georgia, in 1764. He was elected to the Commons House of Assembly of Georgia in 1768.

Revolution

Bulloch served as President of the 1st and 2nd John Adam Treutlen, James Jackson, Nathaniel Pendelton, and General Samuel Elbert.

Bulloch would have been a signer of the George Walton.

Bulloch died in Savannah while preparing to defend against the British invasion of Georgia in 1777. There is some speculation that he was poisoned, though this has never been proven. His death was a severe blow, as his was the only leadership that united the Whig factions in the troubled young state. He is buried in Savannah's Colonial Park Cemetery.

Legacy

His son United States Senate. Archibald's great-great-grandson was President Theodore Roosevelt. His great-great-great granddaughter was First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt. Theodore Roosevelt's son Archibald was named after his ancestor.

Bulloch County, Georgia, was named in his honor.

References

  1. ^ Jim Schmidt (2002-09-19). "Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777)".  

External links

Political offices
Preceded by
William Ewen
(President of Council of Safety)
Governor of Georgia
1776–1777
Succeeded by
Button Gwinnett
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