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  • Maj. Isaiah Tucker Irvin, Sr. (1783 - 1856)
    Birth: Jul. 15, 1783 Hat Creek Campbell County Virginia, USA Death: Apr. 21, 1856 Wilkes County Georgia, USA Maj. Isaiah Tucker Irvin, Sr. was one of the great planters in Georgia.He was appointed ...
  • Jack Hill (1944 - 2020)
    April 7 Savannah Morning News on the legacy of Georgia Sen. Jack Hill: Georgia’s fiscal budget is drafted by the governor’s office and revised — rewritten — by the House of Representatives. For t...
  • Henry Bradford Crowell (1782 - 1840)
    Photo: Becky at Find A Grave VETERAN - War of 1812 Son of Tabitha Bradford & Major Samuel Crowell Husband of Sarah Catherine Cantey (daughter of Martha Whitaker & Capt. James Cantey) Occu...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Rufus Peoples Wood (1825 - 1879)
    Son of Winston Wood and Dicy Gay Wood. Husband of Priscilla Ellen Cato Wood. Rufus P. Wood was the representative from Heard County when Georgia Seceded from the Union January 19, 1861. Although he vot...
  • Jefferson Randolph Anderson, Sr (1861 - 1950)
    Jefferson Anderson was a State politician from Georgia, serving in the State House of Representatives from 1905-1906 and again 1909-1912, then in the State Senate 1913-1914.

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.