Tutor at Yale College (1775-79). Continental Army chaplain (1779). Moved to Georgia (1784) and qualified for the bar. Represented Georgia in Congress (1785-88) and the Senate (1799-1807). Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787). Helped found the University of Georgia and served as its first president (1786-1801).
Son of Michael and Lucy (Dudley) Baldwin of North Guilford, Connecticut. Educated at Yale (B.A. 1772). Never married.
First letter in correspondence: September 10, 1787; DAB; John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, American National Biography (24 vols., New York, 1999).