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Rufus HARDY

(1855-1943)

HARDY, Rufus, a Representative from Texas; born near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., December 16, 1855; attended private schools in Texas and Somerville Institute in Mississippi; was graduated from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1875; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Navasota, Tex.; moved to Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., in 1878; prosecuting attorney of Navarro County 1880-1884; district attorney for the thirteenth judicial district 1884-1888; district judge from 1888 to December 1896, when he retired; chairman of the Texas Sound Money Democracy in 1896; resumed the practice of law in Corsicana, Tex.; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Corsicana, Tex., March 13, 1943; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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