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Few, William (1748-1828) Signer of the Constitution: William Few was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, on June 8, 1748. When he was ten years old, he moved to Orange County, North Carolina, where he received his education. After he studied law, he was admitted to the bar, and began practicing law in Augusta, Georgia. In 1776, he became a member of the Georgia Assembly, and was appointed one of the council. After serving in the Revolutionary War, distinguishing himself as a colonel, he became surveyor-general and presiding judge of the Richmond County Court in 1778. Few was sent to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and signed the Constitution. In 1788, he was elected as one of the first two Senators from Georgia. He served in this position from 1789 to 1793. Few later became judge of the circuit court in Georgia, from 1794 to 1797, and was a member of the Georgia constitution. After moving to New York City in July of 1799, he was elected to the state legislature. Few was in the New York State Legislature from 1802 until 1805, and later became US Commissioner of Loans. He died on July 16, 1828, in Fishkill, New York.


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