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Benjamin TALIAFERRO

(1750-1821)

TALIAFERRO, Benjamin, a Representative from Georgia; born in Virginia in 1750; completed preparatory studies; served in the Revolutionary War as a lieutenant in the rifle corps commanded by General Morgan; was promoted to captain; captured by the British at Charleston in 1780; settled in Georgia in 1785; member of the state senate and its president; delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1798; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1799, until his resignation in 1802; judge of the superior court; trustee of Georgia University; died in Wilkes County, Ga., September 3, 1821.

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

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