William Rabun

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William Rabun (April 8, 1771 – October 24, 1819) was an American jurist and politician.

Rabun was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate in addition to serving as the 29th Governor of Georgia from 1817 to 1819.

He was born in Halifax County, North Carolina and moved with his parents to current-day Hancock County, Georgia around 1786. He died at his home in Hancock County and was originally buried in the Martin family cemetery; however, his grave was moved to the Powelton Baptist Church in Powelton, Georgia in 1985.

Rabun County, Georgia was named in honor of William Rabun.


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Political offices
Preceded by
David Brydie Mitchell
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
Matthew Talbot