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Matthew Talbot (c. 1762 – September 17, 1827) was an American politician.

Talbot was born in Bedford County, Virginia and moved to Wilkes County, Georgia after the American Revolution. He represented Wilkes county as its representative in the Georgia General Assembly. Talbot eventually moved to Oglethorpe County, Georgia and was elected its delegate to the state Constitutional Convention. In 1808 he was elected to the Georgia Senate and served in that capacity for 15 years. From 1818 to 1823 he was the president of the Senate. While Talbot was serving as that body's president in 1819, governor William Rabun died in office, and Talbot assumed the govnernorship for two weeks.

He died near Washington, Georgia and was buried in the Smyrna Churchyard south of Washington.

Talbot County, Georgia is named in his honor. Talbot also served as a Captain in the Georgia Militia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Rabun
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
John Clark


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