Tinsley W. Rucker, Jr.

Tinsley White Rucker ( born March 24, 1848 Farm Hill, Elbert County, Georgia, † November 18, 1926 in Athens, Georgia ) was an American politician. In 1917, he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Tinsley Rucker attended the common schools and Princeton College and Georgia Military Academy in Marietta. Since March 1864, he participated as a soldier in the army of the Confederate States part in the civil war. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Georgia and its made ​​in 1871 admitted to the bar he began in Athens to work in his new profession. Between 1893 and 1912 he was a federal prosecutor for the northern part of Georgia, based in Atlanta. In 1912, he returned to Athens, where he practiced as a lawyer again.

Politically, Rucker member of the Democratic Party. After the death of Congressman Samuel Tribble Joelah he was in the overdue election for the eighth seat from Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 11 January 1917. Until March 3, 1917, he finished there, the legislature of his predecessor. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Rucker again worked as a lawyer. He died on 18 November 1926 in Athens.