William Branch GilesWilliam Branch Giles (August 12, 1762December 4, 1830; the ''g'' is pronounced like a ''j'') was an American statesman, long-term Senator from Virginia, and the 24th Governor of Virginia. He served in the House of Representatives from 1790 to 1798 and again from 1801 to 1803; in between, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, and was an Elector for Jefferson (and Aaron Burr) in 1800. He served as United States Senator from 1804 to 1815, and then served briefly in the House of Delegates again. After a time in private life, he joined the opposition to John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, in 1824; he ran for the Senate again in 1825, and was defeated, but appointed Governor for 3 one-year terms in 1827; he was succeeded by John Floyd, in the year of his death. Provided by Wikipedia
Letter and statement communicated by Mr. Giles, from the Secretary of the Navy, in relation to the bill, entitled "A bill further to amend the several acts for the establishment an...
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The speeches of Mr. Giles and Mr. Bayard, in the House of Representatives of the United States, February 1802, on the bill received from the Senate, entitled, "An act to repeal cer...“...Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830....”