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John W. MADDOX

(1848-1922)

MADDOX, John W., a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Gore, Chattooga County, Ga., June 3, 1848; attended the common schools; during the Civil War enlisted in the Confederate Army in Company E, Sixth Georgia Cavalry, in 1863 and served until the end of the war; attended school in Summerville and Bethel Church; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in railroad construction work in 1871; deputy sheriff of Chattooga County; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Summerville, Ga.; mayor of Summerville in 1877; county commissioner 1878-1880; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1884; served in the State senate 1884-1886; elected judge of the superior court, Rome circuit, in 1886, and was reelected in 1890, resigning the office September 1, 1892; moved to Rome, Ga., in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed the practice of law; mayor of Rome in 1906 and 1907; appointed judge of the Superior Court of Georgia in 1908; elected in 1910 and served until his resignation on February 1, 1912, having become president of the State Mutual Life Insurance Co.; also engaged in the practice of law; died in Rome, Ga., September 27, 1922; interment in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

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

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