Walton, George (1741–1804), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, but settled in Savannah, Georgia, where he practiced law. Walton was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1776–77, 1780–81). He served two terms as governor of Georgia (1779–80, 1789–90) and was a United States senator (1795–96).
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