William W. Rucker

William Waller Rucker (* February 1, 1855 in Covington, Virginia; † May 30, 1936 in Keytesville, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1899 and 1923 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1861 William Rucker moved with his parents in the western part of the State of Virginia, where he later attended the public schools. In 1873 he located in Chariton County, Missouri down and taught there as a teacher in the district schools. After studying law and his 1876 was admitted to the bar he began in Keytesville to work in this profession. Between 1886 and 1892 Rucker was district attorney in Chariton County; 1892 to 1899, he served as a judge in the Twelfth Judicial District of the State of.

Politically, Rucker member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1898 he was in the second electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert N. Bodine on March 4, 1899. After eleven re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1923 twelve legislatures. In this time of the First World War fell. Between 1913 and 1920, the 16th, the 17th, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Between 1911 and 1919 William Rucker was the Chairman of the Election Committee for the presidential and congressional elections. In 1922 he was not re-affirmed.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Rucker practiced as a lawyer again. In addition, he worked in agriculture. He died on 30 May 1936 in Keytesville, where he was also buried.