William Branch Giles

William Branch Giles (August 12, 1762 – December 4, 1830); the g is pronounced like a j) was an American statesman, long-term Senator from Virginia, and the 24th Governor of Virginia. He served in the House of Representatives from 1790 to 1798 and again from 1801 to 1803; in between, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and was an Elector for Jefferson (and Aaron Burr) in 1800. He served as United States Senator from 1804 to 1815, and then served briefly in the House of Delegates again. After a time in private life, he joined the opposition to John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, in 1824; he ran for Senate again in 1825, and was defeated, but appointed Governor for 3 one-year terms in 1827; he was succeeded by John Floyd, in the year of his death.

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... Giles married twice first, Martha Peyton Tabb, in 1797 he built his 28-room house, "The Wigwam," for her ... One in the state of Virginia, Giles County, Virginia, and one in the state of Tennessee, Giles County, Tennessee ...

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