Archibald BULLOCH, Congress, GA (17301777)


BULLOCH, Archibald, (father of William Bellinger Bulloch and great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt), a Delegate from Georgia; born in Charleston, S.C., about 1730; completed preparatory studies; studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced; commissioned lieutenant in a South Carolina regiment in 1757; moved to Savannah, Ga., about 1762; appointed a member of the committee to correspond with Benjamin Franklin for redress of grievances in 1768 and of the committee to sympathize with the citizens of Boston; elected speaker of the Georgia Royal assembly in 1772; president of the Georgia provincial congress in 1775 and 1776; Member of the Continental Congress in 1775; led a company to clear Tybee Island of the enemy; elected by the provincial congress president and commander in chief of Georgia and served from June 20, 1776, to February 5, 1777, when the State government was adopted; signed the first constitution of Georgia; died in Savannah, Ga., February 22, 1777; interment in Colonial Cemetery.


Bulloch, Joseph Gaston Baillie. A Biographical Sketch of Hon. Archibald Bulloch. [n.p., 190-?].

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