The Resource Order of Governor William B. Giles

Order of Governor William B. Giles

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Order of Governor William B. Giles, undated
Title
Order of Governor William B. Giles
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undated
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eng
Summary
Contains an order from [Governor] William B. Giles to Capt. Charles Jones regarding the delivery of an order for a sum of money to Mr. Duval according to Capt. Moore's order
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Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Governor's Office. (Search Virginia Governor's Office as author).
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  • William Branch Giles was born in Amelia County, Virginia, on 12 August 1762, to William Giles and Ann Branch. Giles was educated at Hampden-Sydney and graduated from the College of New Jersey, later known as Princeton University, in 1781. Giles studied law under George Wythe in Williamsburg and practiced law in Petersburg, Virginia, from 1784 to 1789. Elected to the First Congress in 1790 in place of Theodorick Bland, Giles served in the House of Representatives until his resignation in the Fifth Congress on 2 October 1798. Giles was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from 1798 to 1800, however, he returned to Congress as a Democratic Republican from 4 March 1801 to 3 March 1803. After the resignation of Abraham B. Venable, Giles was appointed to the United States Senate on 4 March 1803.
  • Giles was later elected on 4 December 1804 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wilson C. Nicholas. Giles continued serving in the Senate until his resignation on 3 March 1815. He returned to the House of Delegates for the 1815-1816 Session until retiring from politics. Giles, however, resumed his career in politics in 1825 with a defeat in the election against John Randolph to the United States Senate. Giles again returned to the House of Delegates to represent Amelia County for the 1826-1827 Session. Giles was elected governor of Virginia on 4 March 1827 and served three one-year terms until 4 March 1830. Giles was also elected to a fourth term as governor, but declined to serve another term. While governor, Giles served as a representative of the district composed of the counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Chesterfield, Nottoway, and the town of Petersburg to the Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830.
  • Giles married Martha Peyton Tabb, eldest daughter of John Tabb, in 1797, and remarried after her death to Frances Ann Gwynn of Prince William County in 1810. Giles fathered seven children between his two wives. He died and is buried at his estate of "Wigwam" on 4 December 1830.
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VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
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Order of Governor William B. Giles
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These records are part of the Governor's Office record group (RG# 3)
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Organized into the following series: Letter of Governor William B. Giles, undated.
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001625743
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p.

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