TUTEN, James Russell, (1911 - 1968)


TUTEN, James Russell, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm in Appling County, Ga., July 23, 1911; educated in county public schools, South Georgia College at Douglas, and Georgia Southern College at Statesboro; engaged in farming, also as a teacher, bricklayer, businessman, and building contractor; city commissioner, Brunswick, Ga., 1956-1962; mayor of Brunswick in 1958 and 1962; chairman, board of trustees, Brewton Parker College at Mount Vernon, Ga.; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1966; appointed as cochairman of the Coastal Plains Regional Commission in 1967; died in Falls Church, Va., August 16, 1968; interment in Palmetto Cemetery, Brunswick, Ga.