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Name Button Gwinnett
Gender Male
Christening[1] 10 Apr 1735 Gloucester, Gloucestershire, EnglandSt. Catherine's
Death[1] 19 May 1777 Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United StatesKilled in a duel


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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.


References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Button Gwinnett, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
Signers of U.S. Declaration of Independence
John AdamsSamuel AdamsJosiah BartlettCarter BraxtonCharles CarrollSamuel ChaseAbraham ClarkGeorge ClymerWilliam ElleryWilliam FloydBen FranklinElbridge GerryButton GwinnettLyman HallJohn HancockBenjamin HarrisonJohn HartJoseph HewesThomas HeywardWilliam HooperStephen HopkinsFrancis HopkinsonSamuel HuntingtonThomas JeffersonFrancis Lightfoot LeeRichard Henry LeeFrancis LewisLivingstonThomas LynchThomas McKeanArthur MiddletonLewis MorrisRobert MorrisJohn MortonThomas Nelson, Jr.William PacaRobert Treat PaineJohn PennGeorge ReadRodneyRossRushEdward RutledgeRoger ShermanSmithStocktonStoneTaylorThorntonWaltonWilliam WhippleWilliam WilliamsJames WilsonWitherspoonOliver WolcottWythe

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