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Lachlan McINTOSH

(1725-1806)

McINTOSH, Lachlan, a Delegate from Georgia; born near Raits, in Badenoch, Scotland, March 17, 1725; immigrated with his parents to Georgia in 1736 and established the settlement of New Inverness; acquired an education and became a surveyor; delegate to the Provincial Congress at Savannah in 1775; entered the military service of Georgia and later served in the Continental Army and rose to the rank of brigadier general; fought a duel on May 16, 1777, with Button Gwinnett, fatally wounding his opponent; elected to the Continental Congress in 1784 but did not attend; died in Savannah, Ga., February 20, 1806.

Bibliography

Jackson, Harvey H. Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia. 1979. Reprint, Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003.

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

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