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This Day in Georgia History

December 07, 1801

Abraham Baldwin President Pro Tempore U.S. Senate

Abraham Baldwin was elected President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate. The Georgia General Assembly elected Baldwin to the Senate in 1798, and he served there until his death in Washington, DC on March 4, 1807. In 1803, the General Assembly created a new county from lands ceded by the Creeks and named it in Baldwin’s honor.