William Bellinger Bulloch

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William Bellinger Bulloch
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
April 8, 1813 – November 6, 1813
Preceded by William H. Crawford
Succeeded by William Wyatt Bibb
Member of the Georgia Senate
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
Personal details
Born 1777
Savannah, Georgia
Died May 6, 1852 (aged 74–75)
Savannah, Georgia
Political party Democratic-Republican

William Bellinger Bulloch (1777 – May 6, 1852) was an American Senator from Georgia, the youngest son of Archibald Bulloch,[1] uncle to James Stephens Bulloch, granduncle to James Dunwoody Bulloch, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, and Irvine Stephens Bulloch, great-granduncle to President Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, and great-great-granduncle to First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt.


Bulloch was born in Savannah, Georgia, the youngest son of Archibald Bulloch. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Savannah in 1797. In 1804, he was appointed United States district attorney. He was elected as mayor of Savannah in 1812 and alderman in 1814.

During the War of 1812, he served in the Savannah Heavy Artillery, a militia unit charged with defending the Georgia coast.

After the war, he served in a series of political positions in Georgia: solicitor general of the State, collector of customs, Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate. He was appointed as a Democratic-Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of William H. Crawford and served from April 8, 1813, until November 6, 1813, when a successor, William Wyatt Bibb, was elected.

Additionally, he was one of the founders of the State Bank of Georgia and served as its president from 1816 to 1843.

He owned a number of slaves. In 1830, he owned 7 slaves.[2] In 1840, he owned 20 slaves.[3] In 1850, he owned 44 slaves.[4]

Bulloch died in Savannah in 1852 and was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in that same city.


  1. ^ Northen, William J. (1906). Men of Mark in Georgia. Atlanta: A.B. Caldwell. p. 172. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ 1830 United States Census, United States Census, 1830; Savannah Anson Ward, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ 1840 United States Census, United States Census, 1840; Savannah, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ 1850 United States Census, Slave Schedules, United States Census, 1850; District 13, Chatham, Georgia;. Retrieved on 6 March 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Williamson
Mayor of Savannah
Succeeded by
Thomas Mendenhall
Preceded by
Thomas Mendenhall
Mayor of Savannah
Succeeded by
George Jones
United States Senate
Preceded by
William H. Crawford
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
April 8, 1813–November 6, 1813
Served alongside: Charles Tait
Succeeded by
William W. Bibb