Button Gwinnett blue plaque in Wolverhampton

Button Gwinnett 1735-1777 married in St. Peter's Church 1757 Signer of the Declaration of Independence 4th July 1776 President of Georgia 1777

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of metropolitan Atlanta) was named for him. Gwinnett was killed in a duel by a rival, Lachlan McIntosh, following a dispute after a failed invasion of East Florida.

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