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Governor David Littleberry Emanuel, Jr.

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: February 19, 1808 (64)
Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Emanuel, Sr. and Martha Ruth Emanuel
Husband of Ann Lewis Whitaker
Father of Ann Emanuel Whitaker; Mary Martha Whitaker; Asenath Whitaker; Lewis Whitaker and John Whitaker
Brother of Elizabeth Nowland; Amos Emanuel; Asa Emanuel; John Emanuel; Levi Emanuel and 3 others

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About David Emanuel, Governor

A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A036347

http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_georgia/col2-content/main-content-list/title_emanuel_david.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Emanuel_(Governor_of_Georgia)

David Emanuel (January 1, 1744 – February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon the resignation of James Jackson to become U.S. Senator from Georgia. Emanuel served until November 7, 1801, the remainder of Jackson's term, but did not seek re-election.


Emanuel was a member of the Democratic Republican Party and was the first Jewish governor of any U.S. state. Prior to serving as governor he was the President of the Georgia Senate.


Few details of Emanuel's early life are known, but according to the Georgia State Archives he was born in 1744 in Pennsylvania. He served as a captain and colonel in the Georgia Militia during the American Revolution under the command of his brother-in-law general John Twiggs and represented his home county of Burke County in the Georgia legislature.


Emanuel also served on the commission that investigated the Yazoo land scandal. Emanuel County, Georgia is named in his honor.


David Emanuel (1744 – February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon the resignation of James Jackson to become U.S. Senator from Georgia. Emanuel served until November 7, 1801

Some historians believe Emanuel was the first Jew to hold the office of Governor of one of the United States.

He served as a captain and colonel in the Georgia Militia during the American Revolution under the command of his brother-in-law general John Twiggs. During the war, he is reported to have been captured by loyalists and barely escaped execution. He represented his home county of Burke County in the Georgia legislature.

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David Emanuel, Governor's Timeline

1744
January 1744
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
1777
1777
Age 33
Georgia, United States
1808
February 19, 1808
Age 64
Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, United States
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