Abraham Baldwin

Abraham Baldwin

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  • George Baldwin was born in Guilford, in 1754. His father was a blacksmith in a village. His father had 12 children besides the Abraham Baldwin between two wives,
  • After Graduating the Yale University in 1772, he becomes a minister and a tutor at a college. However, in 1779,he quits his job and becomes a chaplain at an army.
  • Two years later, he refuses an offer from his alma mater of a professorship of divinity. Instead of resuming his educational duties after the war, he turns to the study of law. And in 1783, he gains admittance to the bar at Fairfield, CT.
  • With in a year, he moves to Georgia winning legislative approval to study his profession, and getting a land of Wilkes Country. In the same year, he attends to the convention.
  • He was absent for a few weeks of the Constitutional Convention. Although usually inconspicuous, he sat on the Committee on Postponed Matters and helped resolve wide variety of state representation crisis.
  • After the convention, Baldwin returns to the Continental Congress (1787-89). He was then elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served for 18 years
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