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Rufus Bullock

Rufus Bullock

Rufus Brown Bullock (March 28, 1834 – April 27, 1907) was an American politician.


He served as the State Senate president Benjamin Conley, who served as Governor for the two remaining months of the term to which Bullock had been elected.

He later became president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and in 1895 served as master of ceremonies for the Cotton States and International Exposition.[2]

Bullock was born in Adams Express. He died in Albion, New York, in 1907 and was buried in Mt. Albion Cemetery nearby.[3]

Bullock has had both detractors and admirers. He remains a controversial figure in Georgia state history.

The Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864. In the novel, the Republicans win the election, utilizing voter fraud with the help of their Negro (freed slaves) constituency. Benjamin Conley was succeeded by James M. Smith, a Democrat, and no Republican would serve as Governor of Georgia again until 2003.


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  3. ^ Rufus Bullock at Find a Grave.
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  • compiled by Ed Jackson and Charles Pou.This Day in Georgia History1834 March 28 article in
Political offices
Preceded by
Charles J. Jenkins
Governor of Georgia
Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Conley
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