George MATHEWS, Congress, GA (1739-1812)


MATHEWS, George, a Representative from Georgia; born in Augusta County, Va., August 30, 1739; commanded a volunteer company against the Indians in 1757 and in the Battle of Point Pleasant October 10, 1774; colonel of the Ninth Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War; was exchanged in December 1781 and joined General Greene’s army as colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment; engaged in farming in Oglethorpe County, Ga., in 1785; Governor of Georgia in 1787 and 1793-1796; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); brigadier general in the expedition for the capture of West Florida in 1811; died in Augusta, Ga., August 30, 1812; interment in St. Paul’s Churchyard.


Kruse, Paul. “Secret Agent in East Florida: General George Mathews and the Patriot War.” Journal of Southern History 18 (May 1952): 193-217.

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