Lyman Hall

Politician

Birthday April 12, 1724

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Wallingford, CT

DEATH DATE Oct 19, 1790 (66)

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About

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the 16th Governor of Georgia who worked to secure medical provisions for the Revolutionary Armies. His work in his state led to the chartering of the University of Georgia in 1785.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at Yale College and bought a plantation in Georgie, while practicing medicine in South Carolina.

Trivia

During the Revolutionary War he was pursued and almost captured by Loyalists, who did succeed in burning his house down.

Family Life

After his first wife died a year into their marriage, he marred again, to Mary Osborne.

Associated With

In the play 1776, about the American Revolution, he was portrayed as an unexpected support of John Adams' bid for independence.