Robert Pleasant Trippe

Robert Pleasant Trippe ( born December 21, 1819 Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, † July 22, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician who represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Konföderiertenkongress.

Robert Trippe first attended the Randolph -Macon College in Ashland (Virginia), before he graduated from Franklin College, University of Georgia in Athens in 1839. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice as a lawyer in Forsyth. In 1849 he was elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia, where he remained until 1852, when he unsuccessfully tried to election to the U.S. House of Representatives. 1854 Trippe ran again for Congress and was successful this time as a candidate of the American Party. He represented the third district election on 4 March 1855 to 3 March 1859 and did not bother after the re-election.

Instead, Trippe moved after his retirement from Congress in the Senate of Georgia, where he remained until 1861, before he became a Member of the House of Representatives in the first Konföderiertenkongress. He also served during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865 in the Confederate Army. After the war he became a lawyer and served again from 1873 as Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia. In 1875 he resigned this office and henceforth worked again as a lawyer in Atlanta, where he died in July 1900.

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