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William Bellinger BULLOCH

Senate Years of Service:
Democratic Republican

BULLOCH, William Bellinger, (son of Archibald Bulloch), a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in 1777; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah in 1797; appointed United States district attorney in 1804; mayor of Savannah in 1812 and alderman in 1814; during the War of 1812 served in the Savannah Heavy Artillery; solicitor general of the State; collector of customs 1849-1850; member, State house of representatives; member, State senate; appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Crawford and served from April 8, 1813, until November 6, 1813, when a successor was elected; one of the founders of the State Bank of Georgia and served as its president 1816-1843; died in Savannah, Ga., May 6, 1852; interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery.


Mellichamp, Josephine. “William Bulloch.” In Senators From Georgia, pp. 70-71. Huntsville, Alabama: Strode Publishers, 1976.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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