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1716, May 81785, Nov 20
an American colonial lawyer and jurist who was the last British Royal Governor of the Province of Georgia. He was the only Royal Governor of the Thirteen Colonies to regain control of his colony during the American Revolutionary War. In 1730 his father accompanied Robert Johnson to the Province of South Carolina and served as its Chief Justice until 1739. James followed soon after and began the practice of law in Charleston. In 1747 James was named colonial attorney-general. He also began amassing plantation lands.
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02/11/1776-Georgia’s Governor James Wright escapes imprisonment
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