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Bullock (Rufus B.) Papers
mssHM 28784-28808  
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Collection consists of professional and personal correspondence of Rufus B. Bullock, primarily dating from 1868 to 1876, which relate to the embezzlement charges against him as governor of Georgia, his career in the Republican Party, and his interest in spiritualism.
Rufus Brown Bullock (1834-1907) was born in Bethlehem, New York. He supervised building of a telegraph line between New York and the Southern U.S. and in 1859 was employed by the Adams Express Company (later Southern Express Company), moving to Augusta, Georgia. During the Civil War, he remained in Georgia, becoming a telegraph expert for the Confederacy. After the war, Bullock returned to Augusta and resumed his duties at Southern Express company and was also president of the Macon & Augusta Railroad. In 1868, he was elected governor of Georgia, resigning from the position in 1871. In 1876, Bullock was charged with embezzling public funds as governor but was acquitted. He then became president of Atlanta Cotton Mills, a trustee of Atlanta University, and president of Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
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