Milledge, John

Milledge, John

(mĭl`ĭj), 1757–1818, American political leader, b. Savannah, Ga. In the American Revolution he was a prominent figure in the group that seized (1775) the colonial government at Savannah. A lawyer, he was a U.S. Representative (1792–93, 1795–99, 1801–2), governor of Georgia (1802–6), and a U.S. senator (1806–9). The Univ. of Georgia campus is situated on land that he donated, and the city of Milledgeville was named in his honor.
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Top, Mount Everest in Nepal has a summit of 29,028ft (8,848 metres); above, the skiing scientists of the Silver Hut party, Jim Milledge, John West, Griffin Pugh, Michael Ward and Mike Gill