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Encyclopedia > William Branch Giles

William Branch Giles (12 August 17624 December 1830) was an American statesman. August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1762 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


He was born and also died in Amelia County, Virginia. Amelia County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Giles attended Hampden-Sydney College and Princeton University. He then went on to study law with Chancellor George Wythe. Giles was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election in 1790, taking the seat of Theodorick Bland, who had died in office on 1 June. In 1804, he was appointed as Senator from Virginia after the resignation of Wilson Cary Nicholas. Giles served in the U.S. Senate until he resigned on 3 March 1815. Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ... For other Princetons, see Princeton. ... George Wythe (1726–June 8, 1806), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Theodorick Bland (21 March 1742 - 1 June 1790) was an American physician, soldier, and statesman from Virginia. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761–1820) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1799 to 1804 and was the governor of Virginia from 1814 to 1816. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Giles served as governor of Virginia from 1827 to 1829. A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Giles County is named in his honor. Giles County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...


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Congressional biography



Preceded by:
Wilson Cary Nicholas
U.S. Senator from Virginia
1804—1815
Succeeded by:
Armistead T. Mason
Preceded by:
John Tyler
Governor of Virginia
1827—1829
Succeeded by:
John Floyd


Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761–1820) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1799 to 1804 and was the governor of Virginia from 1814 to 1816. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Virginia to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... John Tyler (March 29, 1790 - January 18, 1862), of Virginia, was the tenth (1841) Vice President of the United States, and the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. ... This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ...


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William Branch Giles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (135 words)
William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was an American statesman.
Giles was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election in 1790, taking the seat of Theodorick Bland, who had died in office on 1 June.
Giles served as governor of Virginia from 1827 to 1829.
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