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This Day in Georgia History

November 04, 1835

William Schley Sworn In

William Schley was sworn in as Georgia governor . Born in Frederick, Maryland on Dec. 10, 1786, Schley was elected governor by Georgia voters in 1835 and served one two-year term. In 1857, the General Assembly created a new county in southwest Georgia and named it for the former governor and congressman. Schley died in Augusta on Nov. 20, 1858.

To view an image of William Schley, see the Digital Library of Georgia.
Image of William Schley Sworn In View large image
Source: Photo: Ed Jackson