James Gunn (senator)
|United States Senator
March 4, 1789 – March 3, 1801
|Preceded by||None (inaugural holder)|
|Succeeded by||James Jackson|
|Born||March 13, 1753
Virginia, British America
|Died||July 30, 1801
Louisville, Georgia, U.S.
|Years of service||1792–1801|
Gunn was born in Virginia to John and Mary Gunn and became a lawyer. Gunn served in the 1st Continental Dragoons during the Revolutionary War, moved to Georgia after the war, and eventually rose to brigadier general in the Georgia militia of the 1st Division in 1792.
Gunn was selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1787 but never attended sessions. He was elected a United States Senator for the First United States Congress and drew a six-year term in the lottery. He was re-elected in 1795 and served out his second term until March 1801. Shortly after, Gunn died in Louisville, Georgia and is buried at the Old State Capitol.
A World War II liberty ship, the SS James Gunn, ATS-0044 was built in 1942.
- Smith, p. 297
- Smith, p. 297
- Smith, Gordon Burns, History of the Georgia Militia, 1783-1861, Volume One, Campaigns and Generals, Boyd Publishing, 2000.
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- United States Congress. "James Gunn (id: G000526)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States Senate|
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
Served alongside: William Few, James Jackson, George Walton, Josiah Tattnall, Abraham Baldwin