BULLOCH, William Bellinger (1777-1852)

BULLOCH, WILLIAM BELLINGER, (son of Archibald Bulloch), a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., in 1777; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Savannah in 1797; appointed United States district attorney in 1804; mayor of Savannah in 1812 and alderman in 1814; during the War of 1812 served in the Savannah Heavy Artillery; solicitor general of the State; collector of customs 1849-1850; member, State house of representatives; member, State senate; appointed as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William H. Crawford and served from April 8, 1813, until November 6, 1813, when a successor was elected; one of the founders of the State Bank of Georgia and served as its president 1816-1843; died in Savannah, Ga., May 6, 1852; interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: 1820-1831. 7 items. Letters and a list of judgments. Also correspondence in William Jones papers, 1809-1839.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: Correspondence in Bulloch family papers, 1784-1929. 633 items. Includes letters (1813) from DC as a senator.

  • Mellichamp, Josephine. "William B. Bulloch.'' In Senators from Georgia, pp. 70-71. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1976.