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This Day in Georgia History

November 07, 1793

George Mathews Sworn In

George Mathews was sworn in as governor of Georgia. Born in Augusta County, Va. at an unknown date, he became a colonel in a Virginia regiment during the American Revolution, eventually serving under Gen. Nathanael Green. In 1785, he moved to Georgia, where he became active in politics. In 1793, the legislature elected him to a one-year term as governor - the first of three consecutive terms. Mathews died in Augusta on Aug. 30, 1812.

To view a George Mathews historical marker, see the Digital Library of Georgia.