Josiah TATTNALL, Congress, GA (1762-1803)

Senate Years of Service:
Democratic Republican

TATTNALL, Josiah, a Senator from Georgia; born at Bonaventure, near Savannah, Ga., in 1762; completed preparatory studies; went with his father to England at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War and attended Eaton College; ran away from England and enlisted in the Continental Army in 1782; colonel of a regiment of Georgia State troops in 1793 for protection against the Indians and was promoted to brigadier general in 1801; member, State house of representatives 1795-1796; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Jackson and served from February 20, 1796, to March 3, 1799; Governor of Georgia 1801-1802; died in Nassau, New Providence, British West Indies, June 6, 1803; interment in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.


Mellichamp, Josephine. “Josiah Tattnall.” In Senators From Georgia, pp. 43-46. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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