Bibb, William Wyatt, 1781-1820, first governor of Alabama (1817-20), b. Amelia co., Va. Graduated in medicine from the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1801), he began practice in Petersburg, Ga. He was a state legislator, U.S. representative (1807-13), and U.S. senator (1813-16). In Apr., 1817, President Monroe appointed him governor of the newly created territory of Alabama, and Bibb continued in office when the new state government was organized (1819). On his death, Thomas Bibb, a brother, succeeded him in office.