Bibb, William

Bibb, William (Wyatt)

(1781–1820) U.S. representative/senator, governor; born in Amelia County, Ga. Trained at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a doctor in Georgia (1801–13) and a Democratic Party state politician before going to Congress (1805–13). He left to become a senator (1813–16) but resigned because of public opposition to annual salaries for federal representatives. Appointed governor of the Territory of Alabama (1817–20), he helped frame its state constitution before his premature death.