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This Day in Georgia History

November 06, 1839

Charles McDonald Sworn In

Charles J. McDonald was sworn in as Georgia governor. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 9, 1793, he was elected governor by Georgia voters in 1839 and served two two-year terms. Later, McDonald served four years on the Georgia Supreme Court (1854-59), but resigned because of declining health. He died at his home in Marietta on Dec. 16, 1860.