Samuel Rutherford (Georgia politician)

Samuel Rutherford ( born March 15, 1870 Culloden, Crawford County, Georgia; † February 4, 1932 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1932 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career

Samuel Rutherford attended the common schools and then studied at Washington and Lee University in Lexington ( Virginia). After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia in Athens and its made ​​in 1894 admitted to the bar he began in Forsyth to work in his new profession. In this city he was mayor for three years.

Rutherford was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1896 and 1897 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia. From 1898 to 1900 Rutherford worked as a prosecutor at the Municipal Court in Forsyth. Between 1901 and 1916 he also worked in the banking industry. In the years 1909 and 1910, Rutherford was a member of the Senate of Georgia. In the meantime, he again worked as a lawyer and in agriculture. Between 1921 and 1924, Rutherford was once a deputy in the House of Representatives from Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1924, he was elected in the sixth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of James W. Wise on March 4, 1925. After three re- elections he could remain until his death on February 4, 1932 at the Congress. Since 1931 he was Chairman of the Election Committee for the presidential and congressional elections.

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