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US Senator (Class 2)
George Walton was born about 1749.   Some sources give his birthplace as Cumberland county, Virginia,   and others give his birthplace as Frederick county, Virginia.  His parents were Robert Walton Jr. and Mary Hughes. 
His uncle, George Walton, oversaw his education and welfare until he moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1769. 
George married Dorothy Camber in 1775.  They had two children:
George was secretary of the Provincial Congress in 1775, became a member on the committee of intelligence and the council of safety in 1775.
He served in the Revolutionary War as a colonel in the First Georgia Battalion.  He was wounded in the thigh in 1778 while defending Savannah, Georgia, from the British.  His wound caused him to fall from his horse and he was captured.    In September 1779 he was exchanged for a captain of the navy. 
George became Governor of Georgia in 1779. 
He became chief justice of Georgia from 1783 - 1789. 
He was a member of the Augusta Board of Commissioners from 1784 - 1785. 
He was the governor of Georgia in 1789. 
He was appointed first judge of the superior courts of the eastern judicial circuit in 1790. 
He was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Jackson and served from November 16, 1795, to February 20, 1796.  He was a member of the Federalist party. 
He was a trustee of Richmond Academy and of the University of Georgia. 
He was appointed judge of the superior circuit of Georgia and served from 1799 until his death. 
He died on February 2, 1804, at his home, College Hill, near Augusta, Georgia.   He was initially buried at Rosney Cemetery, in Rosney, Richmond county, Virginia, home of his nephew Robert Watkins.  He was reinterred in 1848 beneath the Signers Monument in front of the courthouse on Greene Street in Augusta, Georgia. 
The offices he held were: Continental Congress (1776–78) Colonel of the First Georgia Militia (1778) Governor of Georgia (1779–80) U.S. Congress (1780–1781) Chief Justice of Georgia (1783–89) Governor of Georgia (1789–90) U.S. Senator (1795–96)
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