John Caldwell Calhoun was born the 4th child, and 3rd son, of Patrick and Martha Calhoun on March 18, 1782 in the backwoods of Abbeville, South Carolina. His father got really sick when he was just 17 years old. He was forced to quit school and work on the family farm. Eventually though with help from his brothers, he returned to school. He graduated with a degree from Yale College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1804. After studying law at the Tapping Reeve Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut, he was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1807. Calhoun married Floride Bonneau Calhoun, a first cousin once removed in January 1811. They had 16 children in 18 years. Three of the children died at birth. He settled his family in Pendleton, South Carolina,
As a young child William received a common school education and later on in his life studying law in the office of J. B Gordon at Columbia, Missouri, where he was admitted to the bar in 1837. At the age of 22 he
During this time, there was serious concerns over the presence of the Spanish to the southern colony. Due to these concerns, Oglethorpe became a colonel in the British army in 1737 (de Vorsey, 2016). Georgia became a military buffer to protect Britain’s southern colonies. The Spanish military continued to grow in St. Augustine, Florida, destroying Oglethorpe’s vision of Georgia being an ideal agrarian society (Debtors in Georgia, 2016). Due to the heightening threat of Spanish invasion, Oglethorpe focused more on defending Georgia. With no financial support from Britain, Oglethorpe decided to mortgage his personal landholdings back in England to finance the needs of Georgia (de Vorsey, 2016). He strongly felt the need to protect Georgia and was committed to seeing that the colony was successful. Just like the other trustees who came to Georgia, Oglethorpe was not able to hold office in the new colony. However, due to his leadership and commitment to Georgia, Oglethorpe was clearly the leader of the colony, subject to instructions and rules promulgated by the Trustees back in London (Jackson, 2016). In honor of his dedication to the new colony, he was regarded as Georgia’s first governor. Like all strong, successful leaders, Oglethorpe worked endlessly to protect the colony of Georgia against Spanish forces that threatened British
His parents gave him a business to run, but he shortly bankrupted it. He took the bar exam, passed, and became a lawyer. He lived from May 29, 1736, to June 6, 1799. He was elected to Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765, admitted to the Bar of the General Court in Virginia in 1769, elected to the Continental Congress in 1774, Virginia Militia Leader in 1775 and Governor of Virginia, 1776-1778, 1784.
In 1781 Nathan Brownson was the governor of Georgia. Brownson graduated from Yale College in 1761 and went on to study medicine. He was the first physician to be a governor in Georgia. During his time as governor the British were just leaving Augusta. While the British were in control of Georgia, its residence divided between loyalist and patriots. Once the British left, Brownson had to bring those two groups back together. Brownson also found a way to gain back the population of people that had fled during the war.
He was born on October 30, 1935. He was born in Braintree, that is now Quincy, Massachusetts. At age 16 John had received a scholarship to the school where he got his education called, Harvard University. This is where he received his undergraduate degree and his masters. At age 20, John studied law in the office of John Putnam’s, a prominent lawyer. Despite of his father’s wish for John to enter into the ministry.
George Mason was born on December 11, 1775. He was born in the state of Virginia it was the father to five boys and four girls. In 1759 he served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. He showed that he was an anti-Federalist pretty early on even with Virginia was still a colony.
All of his achievements include mostly of government type work. He graduated from college and classical studies classes. Also he was in the law department. “In 1859 and engaged in the practice of law; served the Confederacy as receiver of sequestered property.” Some of His major achievements were that he was a senator. Also he served on the court as a member, State Representative in 1880, and was elected as a Democrat to the Senate in 1881. However, he later resigned five years later to accept the job as the sixth circuit judge for the Unites States of
The founding of Georgia started with a man named James Oglethorpe who was a member of parliament and work in the reforming business. In 1730 James went to the King of England at that time and requested a royal charter for a new colony (). Also, James specified that the name of the colony would name Georgia to represent the King. After high consideration, the King granted and created the Trustees who will govern the new colony.
Button Gwinnett was born in 1735 in Gloucester, United Kingdom (wikipedia). He was one of America’s founding fathers and was one of the delegates chosen to be in the second continental congress. He was also the provisional president of Georgia for a short while before he died (wikipedia). Gwinnett served in the Georgia state legislature, and in 1777 he wrote the original draft of Georgia's first State Constitution. He soon became Speaker of the Georgia Assembly (wikipedia). In 1765, Button acquired a large area of land in Georgia that he used for farming. (Signers) Gwinnett enjoyed little success in farming or business, but found a great interest in the revolutionary politics of his adopted colony (signers). In 1776 he was offered a position as commander of Georgia's continental militia, however he had to decline the offer because of a political commitment. He was also elected
John Adams was born in a town that is now called Quincy, Massachusetts on October 30, 1735. His parents were John Adams Sr. and Susanna Boylston. Susanna came from a renowned family, and John Adams Sr. was a farmer and a town councilman. At the young age of 16 he received a scholarship to attend Harvard University. In 1758 he got a master’s degree and passed the bar to become a remarkable lawyer. The most noteworthy case that he was a part of was called the Boston Massacre, which would later spark the revolutionary war. He defended the soldiers who were being charged with manslaughter, and seven were acquitted of the charges but the other two were charged. However for choosing to represent the soldiers he was treated in an unfriendly