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Samuel RUTHERFORD

(1870-1932)

RUTHERFORD, Samuel, a Representative from Georgia; born near Culloden, Crawford County, Ga., March 15, 1870; attended the public schools at Culloden and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1894; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga.; mayor of Forsyth for three consecutive years; member of the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897; solicitor of the city court of Forsyth 1898-1900; interested in banking 1901-1916; served in the State senate in 1909 and 1910; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; again a member of the State house of representatives 1921-1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1925, until his death in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 1932; chairman, Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Seventy-second Congress); interment in Oakland Cemetery, Forsyth, Ga.

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

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