Rufus Ezekiel Lester

Rufus Ezekiel Lester

Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, USA
Death 16 Jun 1906 (aged 68)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Section A, Lot 198
Memorial ID 7440985 · View Source
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US Congressman. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was elected to represent Georgia's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1889 until his death in 1906. He served as Mayor of Savannah, Georgia in 1883.

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Rufus Ezekiel Lester, Born in Burke county, Georgia, December 12, 1837. Died in Washington D. C. June 16, 1906. A gallant Confederate soldier, State senator 1870 - 1879. Three years president of the senate. Mayor of Savannah, 1883 - 1889. Member of Congress, 1890 - 1906. True to every trust.


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