Georgia: Presidents of the State: 1776-1777

President and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of Georgia [1]
1 May 1776 - after 22 Feb 1777 Archibald Bulloch [2]
President of the Council of Safety (ex officio)
after 22 Feb 1777 - 4 Mar 1777 Button Gwinnett
President and Commander-in-Chief of the State of Georgia [3]
4 Mar 1777 - 7 May 1777 Button Gwinnett (x)

[1] Also in official use in the beginning of tenure: President and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of Georgia.
[2] The exact date of his death is unknown. Bulloch attended the last meeting of the Council of Safety 22 Feb 1777 (Revolutionary Records, 1:225). Two military commissions issued on 24 Feb 1777 were signed by Button Gwinnett as "President of the Council of Safety", indicating that Bulloch was either absent or deceased by that time.
[3] The Commission appointing Gwinnett as President and Commander-in-Chief of the State of Georgia is dated 4 Mar 1777. He was instructed to take oath of office by the said document and was sworn in on that day or 5 Mar 1777 when his first known proclamation was issued (Revolutionary Records, 1:307).
Last updated on: 10 Jul 2016 02:28:05