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Abraham Baldwin
November 22, 1754 Abraham Baldwin born, North Guilford, Connecticut
  Abraham Baldwin
February 25, 1784 Georgia grants 40,000 acres to form a state college. The men on the board include John Houstoun, James Habersham, William Few, Joseph Clay, William Houstoun, Nathan Brownson and Abraham Baldwin
  John Houstoun, Patriot
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
February 13, 1786 First board meeting for University of Georgia. Abramham Baldwin selected as president
  University of Georgia, Athens (UGA)
  Abraham Baldwin
February 10, 1787 Georgia Assembly appoints William Pierce, William Few, Abraham Baldwin, George Walton, William Houstoun and Nathaniel Pendleton as delegates to the Federal Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  William Pierce
  George Walton
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
June 11, 1787 Abraham Baldwin arrives at the Constitutional Convention
  Abraham Baldwin
July 14, 1787 James Gunn, Abraham Baldwin and James Jackson visit William Bartram's home in Philadelphia
  William Bartram
  James Jackson
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  James Jackson
September 17, 1787 Signed by Abraham Baldwin and William Few of Georgia, the drafts for the Constitution are sent to Congress in preparation for ratification by the states.
  Georgia, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
October 10, 1787 William Pierce arrives in Savannah with the Constitution, a copy of the congressinal resolution and letters from Abraham Baldwin and William Few to Governor George Mathews, which he transmits to the governor.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Abraham Baldwin
  William Few
March 4, 1789 James Gunn and William Few begin service as Georgia's first U. S. Senators. Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson and George Mathews begin service in the U. S. House of Representatives.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  William Few
  James Jackson
April 3, 1789 George Washington is inaugurated as the first chief executive of the United States. Georgians Abraham Baldwin, James Jackson, and James Gunn are in attendance.
  Abraham Baldwin
  James Gunn
  George Washington
December 7, 1801 Abraham Baldwin elected President pro tem of the U. S. Senate.
  Abraham Baldwin
December 13, 1802 Abraham Baldwin's last day as President pro tem of the U. S. Senate
  Abraham Baldwin
May 11, 1803 Baldwin County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Baldwin County, Georgia
  Abraham Baldwin
March 4, 1807 Abraham Baldwin dies, Washington, D.C.
  Abraham Baldwin


Studying theology at Yale University, it was only natural for Abraham Baldwin to join the Connecticut Brigade stationed at West Point as a chaplain in 1777. Baldwin, who was a Connecticut native and Congregationalist, served as non-denominational minister and educator to the men of his brigade, one of four charged with defending the important Continental naval base at West Point. The English felt that West Point was so well guarded that they never tried to attack from their stronghold in New York City.

After the war he became a lawyer, then moved to Wilkes County, Georgia. He was a strong advocate of education, as was Governor Lyman Hall. Although approved during the administration of John Houstoun, it was Hall who asked Baldwin to serve on the state university committee.

Becoming involved in politics, Baldwin journeyed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to serve in the waning days of the Continental Congress. He joined the Constitutional Convention, also in Philadelphia, where he played a pivotal role in the formation of the two branches of Congress.

With the formation of the new government Baldwin was elected to the House of Representatives and later served in the U. S. Senate.




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