Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Troup, George Michael

Troup, George Michael, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born at McIntosh Bluff, on Tombigbee River, Ala. (then a part of Georgia), September 8, 1780; received preliminary education at home and in the schools of Savannah, Ga.; attended Erasmus Hall, Flatbush, N.Y., and was graduated from Princeton College in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga., in 1799; member of the State house of representatives 1803-1805; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Bryan; elected as a Democrat to the Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1815); was not a candidate for renomination in 1814; retired to his plantation in Laurens County; elected as a State Rights Democrat to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1817; subsequently elected to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1817, caused by the resignation of William W. Bibb, and served from November 13, 1816, until September 23, 1818, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1820; Governor of Georgia 1823-1827; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1829, to November 8, 1833, when he resigned; in 1852 declined the nomination of the Southern Rights Party of Alabama for the Presidency; died while on a visit to one of his plantations in Montgomery County, Ga., April 26, 1856; interment on the Rosemont plantation, Montgomery County, Ga.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Troup, George Michael," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1933 Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=852KUITUBK444H1.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Troup, George Michael." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1933, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=852KUITUBK444H1.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Troup, George Michael' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1933. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=852KUITUBK444H1.