John S. Bigby

John Summerfield Bigby (* February 13, 1832 in Newnan, Georgia, † March 28, 1898 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Bigby attended the public schools of his home and then to 1853, the Emory College in Oxford ( Georgia). After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1856 admitted to the bar he began in Newnan to work in his new profession. Politically, he came into existence only after the Civil War as a member of the Republican Party. During 1867 and 1868 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution of Georgia. During the same period he was also a prosecutor in the judicial district of Tallapoosa. In this district, he served from 1868 to 1871 as a judge.

In the congressional elections of 1870, Bigby was in the third electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Marion Bethune on March 4, 1871. Since 1872 he Democrat Philip Cook defeated in the elections of the year, he was able to complete only a legislative sessions in Congress until March 3, 1873. Until 1965, he was the last Republican who represented the third district of Georgia in U.S. House of Representatives.

After retiring from Congress Bigby worked as a lawyer in Atlanta. In 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Candidate. In the same year he became president of the railway company Atlanta & West Point Railroad. John Bigby died on March 28, 1898 in Atlanta.