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TALIAFERRO, Benjamin

1750–1821

Biography

TALIAFERRO, Benjamin, a Representative from Georgia; born in Virginia in 1750; completed preparatory studies; served in the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant in the rifle corps commanded by General Morgan; was promoted to captain; captured by the British at Charleston in 1780; settled in Georgia in 1785; member of the state senate and its president; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1799, until his resignation in 1802; judge of the superior court; trustee of Georgia University; died in Wilkes County, Ga., September 3, 1821.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names. File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.

Georgia Historical Society

Savannah, GA
Papers: In the Georgia Superior Court Judicial Circuit Judges Proceeding, 1797, 1 folder. Persons represented include Benjamin Taliaferro.

University of Georgia Libraries
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Athens, GA
Papers: 1800, 1 item. A letter from Benjamin Taliaferro to John Milledge written on April 7, 1800. In the letter, Taliaferro alludes to dissenting factions within Georgia politics and mentions a request from Milledge concerning a land grant for Abraham Harmon.
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