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Samuel Joelah Tribble

Samuel Joelah Tribble (November 15, 1869 – December 8, 1916) was an American politician and lawyer.

Samuel Joelah Tribble
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – December 8, 1916
Preceded byWilliam Marcellus Howard
Succeeded byTinsley W. Rucker Jr.
Personal details
Born(1869-11-15)November 15, 1869
near Carnesville, Georgia
DiedDecember 8, 1916(1916-12-08) (aged 47)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeOconee Hill Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Georgia
OccupationLawyer, politician

Tribble was born near Carnesville, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. He was a member of the Demosthenian Literary Society and graduated in 1891 with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degree. He was admitted to the state bar that same year and began practice in Athens. From 1899 to 1904, Tribble was the solicitor of the City Court of Athens. In 1904, be became the solicitor general of the western circuit of Georgia and served in that capacity until 1908.

In 1910, Tribble ran for the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat against incumbent William Marcellus Howard and won election to the 62nd United States Congress. He won re-election to that seat for two additional terms and served from March 4, 1911, until his death while in office on December 8, 1916, in Washington, D.C.. Tribble was buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, Georgia.

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  • United States Congress. "Samuel Joelah Tribble (id: T000366)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • History of the University of Georgia, Thomas Walter Reed, Imprint: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia, ca. 1949, pp.1595-1597
  • Samuel J. Tribble, late a representative from Georgia, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1917
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Marcellus Howard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1911 – December 8, 1916
Succeeded by
Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr.