Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I306494
  • Name: Abraham BALDWIN
  • RELA: 5th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 NOV 1754 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1789 AND 3 MAR 1799
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Georgia BET 4 MAR 1799 AND 4 MAR 1807
  • Death: 4 MAR 1807 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Sen. Abraham Baldwin
  • Note:
    BALDWIN, Abraham, (half-brother of Henry Baldwin of Pennsylvania), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Georgia; born in North Guilford, Conn., November 22, 1754; moved with his father to New Haven, Conn., in 1769; attended private schools; graduated from Yale College in 1772; subsequently studied theology at the college and was licensed to preach in 1775; served as a tutor in that institution 1775-1779, when he resigned to enter the Army; chaplain in the Second Connecticut Brigade, Revolutionary Army, from 1777 until 1783, when the troops disbanded; studied law during his service in the Army; admitted to the bar in 1783 and practiced at Fairfield; moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1784 and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1785; originator of the plan for, and author of, the charter of the University of Georgia and served as president 1786-1801; member of the Continental Congress 1785, 1787, and 1788; member of the United States Constitutional Convention 1787; elected to the First and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1799); elected to the United States Senate in 1799; reelected in 1805 and served from March 4, 1799, until his death on March 4, 1807; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Seventh Congress; died in Washington, D.C.; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Michael BALDWIN b: 2 APR 1719 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT
    Mother: Lucy DUDLEY b: 29 MAR 1721 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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