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Thomas Lewis RUBEY

(1862-1928)

RUBEY, Thomas Lewis, a Representative from Missouri; born in Lebanon, Laclede County, Mo., September 27, 1862; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1885; superintendent of schools of Lebanon, Mo., 1886-1891; teacher in the Missouri School of Mines 1891-1898; member of the State house of representatives in 1891 and 1892; moved to La Plata, Macon County, Mo., in 1898 and organized a bank; served in the State senate 1901-1903; elected president of the senate in 1903 and upon the resignation of Lt. Gov. John A. Lee in that year became Lieutenant Governor, serving in that capacity until 1905; returned to Lebanon in 1905 and engaged in banking; president of the State Bank, Lebanon, Mo., from 1914 until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death in Lebanon, Mo., on November 2, 1928; interment in Lebanon Cemetery.

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

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