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Seaborn Anderson RODDENBERY

(1870-1913)

RODDENBERY, Seaborn Anderson, a Representative from Georgia; born near Bainbridge, Decatur County, Ga., January 12, 1870; moved to Thomas County in early childhood; attended the common schools; attended Mercer University, Macon, Ga., for three years; taught at South Georgia College; member of the Georgia state house of representatives, 1892-1893; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1894; lawyer, private practice; president of the board of education of Thomas County, Ga., 1895-1898; appointed judge of the county court of Thomas County, Ga., 1897-1901; mayor of Thomasville, Ga.,1903-1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative James M. Griggs; reelected to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (February 6, 1910-September 25, 1913); died on September 25, 1913, in Thomasville, Ga.; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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