Button Gwinnett (baptized: April 10, 1735 – May 19, 1777), was second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. He was also briefly the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of metro Atlanta) was named after him.
|2nd Governor of Georgia|
March 4, 1777 – May 8, 1777
|Preceded by||Archibald Bulloch|
|Succeeded by||John A. Treutlen|
|Born||April 10, 1735|
|Died||May 19, 1777|
near Savannah, Georgia