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  • William Henry Hulsey, 18th Mayor of Atlanta (1838 - 1909)
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  • Hon. Lt. Sampson Harris (1763 - 1807)
    SAMPSON HARRIS; b. April 11, 1763; d. 1807. Sampson was born in Brunswick County, Virginia moved to Ga by age 8; served in a Georgia military unit as a Lieutenant in the Rev. War; was State Rep for Ge...
  • Brig. Gen. Allison Nelson, CSA, 9th Mayor of Atlanta (1822 - 1862)
    Allison Nelson (March 11, 1822 – October 7, 1862) was the ninth mayor of Atlanta, serving from January until July 1855, when he resigned from office. He died of disease in Prairie County (present-day...
  • William Early Jones, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas (1808 - 1871)
    Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, 1843-1846 Little is known of the early life of William Early ("Firey") Jones, except that he was born in Georgia in 1808 or 1810. He was ma...
  • Carey Wentworth Styles (1825 - 1897)
    Carey Wentworth Styles (October 7, 1825 – February 23, 1897) was an American lawyer and journalist who either founded or wrote for "at least" 21 newspapers in his career. He is best remembered as the...

The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. State of Georgia. It is bicameral, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Each of the General Assembly's 236 members serve two-year terms and are directly elected by constituents of their district. The Georgia State Constitution vests all legislative power with the General Assembly. Both houses have similar powers, though each has unique duties as well. For example, the origination of appropriations bills only occurs in the House, while the Senate is tasked with confirmation of the Governor's appointments.

The General Assembly, which is the legislative branch of the state's government, was created in 1777 during the American Revolution—it is older than the U.S. Congress. During its existence the Assembly has moved four different times when the state capital changed its location. The first location the Assembly served in was Savannah, then Augusta and Louisville, moving from there to Milledgeville, and finally to Atlanta in 1868.