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Samuel Rutherford (Georgia politician)

Samuel Rutherford (March 15, 1870 – February 4, 1932) was an American politician, businessman, jurist and lawyer.

Samuel Rutherford
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – February 4, 1932
Preceded byJames Walter Wise
Succeeded byCarlton Mobley
Member of the Georgia Senate
In office
1909-1910
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
1896-1897
1921-1924
Personal details
Born(1870-03-15)March 15, 1870
Culloden, Georgia, U.S.
DiedFebruary 4, 1932(1932-02-04) (aged 61)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materWashington and Lee University
University of Georgia School of Law
OccupationLawyer

Rutherford was born near Culloden, Georgia in 1870, attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens in 1894 with a Bachelor of Laws (B.L.) degree. He was admitted to the bar the same year and began practicing law in Forsyth, Georgia.

After serving as Mayor of Forsyth for three consecutive years, Rutherford served in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1896 and 1897. He then became the solicitor of the city court of Forsyth from 1898 to 1900. He returned to the Georgia General Assembly in 1909 and 1910 as a State Senator.

Rutherford began practicing of law again as well as farming. From 1921 to 1924, he returned to the Georgia House of Representatives. In 1925, he was elected as Democratic representative of Georgia's 6th congressional district in the 69th United States Congress. He was reelected to that seat for three additional terms (70th, 71st and 72nd Congresses) and served from March 4, 1925, until his death from a heart attack in Washington, D.C., while in office on February 4, 1932. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Forsyth.

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  • United States Congress. "Samuel Rutherford (id: R000549)". 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.1630,1656

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Walter Wise
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1925 – February 4, 1932
Succeeded by
Carlton Mobley