Francis Willis (Representative)

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Francis Willis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1791 - March 3, 1793
Preceded byGeorge Mathews
Personal details
Born(1745-01-05)January 5, 1745
Frederick County, Virginia
DiedJanuary 25, 1829(1829-01-25) (aged 84)
Maury County, Tennessee

Francis Willis (January 5, 1745 – January 25, 1829) was a United States Representative from the state of Georgia.


Willis was born in Frederick County, Virginia. He served as captain and colonel in the Revolutionary War in 1777 and 1778 in Grayson's Regiment under Colonel William Grayson.

He moved to Wilkes County, Georgia in 1784 and was elected to the United States House of Representatives as an at-large representative from Georgia. He served one term during the 2nd United States Congress from March 4, 1791, until March 3, 1793.

After his congressional service, Willis moved to Maury County, Tennessee, and died there in 1829.


  • United States Congress. "Francis Willis (id: W000560)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-5-19
  • William J. Northen, ed. (1907). Men of Mark in Georgia (PDF) (Volume I ed.). Atlanta, Georgia: A. B. Caldwell. pp. 357–358. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  • Chalkley, Lyman. "CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VA; V. 2: Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800". USGENWEB ARCHIVES. p. 473. Retrieved 2006-12-28.
  • Thomas, John "A Man of Scotch-Irish Descent in Virginia: An Odyssey into the World of Francis Willis" 1994
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Mathews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
At Large districts