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This Day in Georgia History

June 08, 1748

William Few, Jr. Born

William Few, Jr. was born in Baltimore County, Maryland. After self educating himself in law, Few moved to Georgia in 1776, where he launched a political career that involved all three branches of state government, local government, and federal government. Few was elected to the Georgia Provincial Congress, and later to the state General Assembly. He served twice as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was a member of the 1787 constitutional convention that met in Philadelphia. Few was one of Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution. He later served as U.S. Senator from Georgia and held several other positions in state and local government in Georgia before moving to New York in 1799, where he continued to remain active in politics before dying at age 80 on July 16, 1828.