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James Gunn (March 13, 1753 – July 30, 1801) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and United States Senate for Georgia.

Gunn was born in Virginia to John and Mary Gunn. After being educated to the law, he moved and began the practice of law in Savannah, Georgia. Gunn served in militia dragoon units during the Revolutionary War, and eventually rose to brigadier general in the Georgia militia.

Gunn was selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1787 but never attended sessions. He was elected a United States Senator for the First United States Congress and drew a six year term in the lottery. He was re-elected in 1795 and served out his second term until March 1801. Shortly after, Gunn died in Louisville, Georgia and is buried at the Old State Capitol.

A World War liberty ship, the SS James Gunn, ATS-0044 was named for him.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Office created
United States Senator (Class 3) from Georgia
1789–1801
Served alongside: William Few, James Jackson, Josiah Tattnall, Abraham Baldwin
Succeeded by
James Jackson
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