Abraham Baldwin

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of his death, Georgia Historical Society featured Senator Abraham Baldwin in 2007 during the Georgia History Festival. The biographical information below was developed to highlight Baldwin’s fascinating career, including his role as a Founding Father helping draft the United States Constitution and his role in founding the University of Georgia. Click on the links below to learn more about the life and legacy of Abraham Baldwin. Teachers can download a printable PDF teacher guide to using the materials in the classroom.


    Abraham Baldwin
    Read a brief biography of Founding Father Abraham Baldwin, one of two Georgians who signed the U.S. Constitution.
    Learn about Abraham Baldwin's early years growing up in Connecticut.
    Learn about Abraham Baldwin's time as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and review his personal notes in the margins of Baldwin’s draft copy of the Constitution, available in the GHS Research Center.
    Learn about Abraham Baldwin's experience as a chaplain during the Revolutionary War.
    Learn about Abraham Baldwin's years serving Georgia in the United States Congress.
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