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January 12, 1877 Alfred Holt Colquitt begins term as governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
June 14, 1877 Henry Flipper becomes the first black to graduate from West Point
  Henry O. Flipper From Slave to Officer
July 11, 1877 State constitutional convention is seated. Former governor Charles Jenkins is chair.
  Charles Jones Jenkins
September 22, 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes, the first sitting U. S. President to visit Atlanta, addresses a hugh crowd from the balcony of the Markham House. The hotel was on Loyd St. (Now Central Ave.)
December 5, 1877 Voters approve the new constitution and affirm the movement of the state capital from Milledgeville to Atlanta
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