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Button Gwinnett

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Button Gwinnett
2nd Governor of Georgia
In office
March 4, 1777 – May 8, 1777
Preceded byArchibald Bulloch
Succeeded byJohn A. Treutlen
Personal details
BornApril 10, 1735
Gloucestershire, England
DiedMay 19, 1777
near Savannah, Georgia

Button Gwinnett (baptized: April 10, 1735 – May 19, 1777), was second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. He was also briefly the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of metro Atlanta) was named after him.