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Rufus Bullock

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

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He served as the 46th Governor of Georgia from 1868 to 1871 during Reconstruction and was the first Republican governor of Georgia. After variousch 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.[1]

Bullock was born in Bethlehem, New York, and moved to Augusta, Georgia, in 1857 for his job with the telegraph company Adams Express. He died in Albion, New York, in 1907 and was buried in Mt. Albion Cemetery in that same village.[2]

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

The novel Gone With the Wind, by native Georgian Margaret Mitchell, references the election of Rufus Bullock at the end of Part Four.

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