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This Day in Georgia History

April 01, 1789

First House of Representatives Meeting Held

In New York City, the U.S. House of Representatives held its first official meeting in Federal Hall, the renovated old city hall that now served as the national capitol. Various delegates from the 13 states had been present since March 4, but a quorum was not assembled until April 1. Representing Georgia in the House were James Jackson, Abraham Baldwin, and George Mathews. In the Senate from Georgia were William Few and James Gunn.