This Liberty ship was named for Button Gwinnett (1735-1777). Button Gwinnett was a British-born merchant, planter, politician, and Founding Father of the United States. Gwinnett was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence. Gwinnett served as Governor of Georgia in 1777 before being killed in a duel in May 1777.
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