Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830

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Dates:
Birth 1762-08-12
Death 1830-12-04

Biographical notes:

American legislator; Governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Wigwam" [Amelia County, Va.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1823 May 4 and Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589278

Virginia governor and U.S. senator and congressman.

From the description of Letter : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136167

William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was a native of Amelia County, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College and Princeton University, and studied law with George Wythe. The 24th Governor of Virginia, Giles' political career included serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Giles won the House seat in a special election in 1790, following the death of Theodorick Bland. In 1804, Giles was appointed as a Senator from Virginia after the resignation of Wilson Cary Nicholas. He himself resigned in 1815. Giles served as Governor of Virginia from March 4, 1827 to March 4, 1830.

From the guide to the Land Grant, 1829 April 8, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia governor and U. S. senator and congressman.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844223

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Subjects:

  • Governors--Virginia
  • Carriage and wagon making
  • Seals (Numismatics)
  • Land grants--Virginia--Montgomery County--History-19th century
  • Seals (Numismatics)-Virginia
  • Land grants--History--19th century
  • Governor
  • Law--Cases

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  • Virginia--Montgomery County (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Montgomery County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Montgomery County (Va.)-History-19th century (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)