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William Wyatt Bibb

Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781–1820, first governor of Alabama (1817–20), b. Amelia co., Va. Graduated in medicine from the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1801), he began practice in Petersburg, Ga. He was a state legislator, U.S. representative (1807–13), and U.S. senator (1813–16). In Apr., 1817, President Monroe appointed him governor of the newly created territory of Alabama, and Bibb continued in office when the new state government was organized (1819). On his death, Thomas Bibb, a brother, succeeded him in office.

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