William Washington Gordon, II (1834 - 1912)

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Nicknames: ""Willy""
Birthplace: Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
Death: Died in White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
Occupation: commission merchant
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About William Washington Gordon, II

William Washington Gordon II was a member of the Georgia Hussars, a Savannah cavalry troop, and entered the Civil War as a lieutenant and was promoted to Captain. After the war, he served with the Georgia State Cavalry. W. W. served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1884-1890. He entered the War of 1898 as brigadier general of the United States Volunteers. At the conclusion of the war, he served on the Commission of the United States for Puerto Rico, which oversaw the withdrawal of Spanish troops from the island. Although he never again ran for office, he maintained an interest in Georgia Democratic Party politics throughout his life.

He and Eleanor "Nellie" Kinzie of Chicago, Illinois, were married in 1857 and became the parents of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

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Gen. William W. Gordon's Timeline

1834
October 14, 1834
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
1860
October 31, 1860
Age 26
Savannah, GA, USA
1872
1872
Age 37
1912
September 11, 1912
Age 77
White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
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Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States