RUCKER, Tinsley White, (1848 - 1926)


RUCKER, Tinsley White, a Representative from Georgia; born near Farm Hill, Elbert County, Ga., March 24, 1848; attended the public schools, Princeton College, and the Georgia Military Academy at Marietta; served in the Confederate Army from March 24, 1864, until the close of the Civil War; returned to Athens; was graduated from the law department of the University of Georgia at Athens in 1868; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Athens, Clarke County, Ga.; was appointed by President Cleveland as assistant United States district attorney for the northern district of Georgia in 1893 and resided in Atlanta; returned to Athens in 1912 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Samuel J. Tribble (January 11, 1917-March 3, 1917); was not a candidate for renomination in 1916; engaged in the practice of law; died on November 18, 1926, in Athens, Ga.; interment in Oconee Cemetery.