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Samuel Joelah TRIBBLE

(1869-1916)

TRIBBLE, Samuel Joelah, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Carnesville, Franklin County, Ga., November 15, 1869; attended the common schools and the University of George at Athens; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced practice in Athens, Ga.; solicitor of the city court 1899-1904; solicitor general of the western circuit of Georgia 1904-1908; continued the practice of law in Athens until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1911, until his death; had been reelected in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., December 8, 1916; interment in Oconee Cemetery, Athens, Ga.

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

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