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This Day in Georgia History

December 10, 1786

William Schley Born

William Schley was born in Frederick, Maryland. In 1835, Schley was elected governor of Georgia 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.