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Few, William

William Few, Jr. was born in Baltimore County, Maryland on June 8, 1748.. After self educating himself in law, Few moved to Georgia in 1776, where he launched a political career that involved all three branches of state government, local government, and federal government. Few was elected to the Georgia Provincial Congress, and later to the state General Assembly. He served twice as a delegate to the Continental Congress and was a member of the 1787 constitutional convention that met in Philadelphia. Few was one of Georgia’s two signers of the U.S. Constitution. He later served as U.S. Senator from Georgia and held several other positions in state and local government in Georgia before moving to New York in 1799, where he continued to remain active in politics before dying at age 80 in Fishkill-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. on July 16, 1828. In 1973, Few’s body was returned to Georgia, where he was re-interred on the grounds of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Augusta, with a marble monument marking his grave site.

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