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William PIERCE

(1740-1789)

PIERCE, William, a Delegate from Georgia; born in that State in 1740; completed preparatory studies; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War as aide-de-camp to Gen. Nathanael Greene; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Savannah, Ga.; member of the state house of representatives in 1786; member of the Continental Congress in 1787; delegate from Georgia to the Federal Convention at Philadelphia in 1787; was an original member and vice president of the Society of the Cincinnati; trustee of Chatham County Academy at the time of his death; died in Savannah, Ga., December 10, 1789.

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

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