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This Day in Georgia History

September 17, 1827

Matthew Talbot Died

Former Georgia governor Matthew Talbot died at an unknown place in Georgia. Talbot, president of the Georgia Senate when Gov. William Rabun died on Oct. 24, 1819, assumed the office of governor. The General Assembly subsequently elected John Clark as governor. Clark took the oath of office on Nov. 5, meaning Talbot served as governor for a total of only 11 days. Nevertheless, the legislature honored later honored Talbot when they named a new county for him in 1827.

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Source: Photo: Ed Jackson