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Robert Rufus Bridgers

Robert Rufus Bridgers, American Confederate congressman, railroad executive. member North Carolina Assembly from Edgecombe County, 1844-1846, 56-61; member North Carolina House of Representatives, chairman judiciary committee, 1856-1861; member Confederate Congress, circa 1861-1865.

Background

  • Bridgers, Robert Rufus was born on November 28, 1819 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth (Routh) Bridgers.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University North Carolina, 1841.

    Career

    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1841. Member North Carolina Assembly from Edgecombe County, 1844-1846, 56-61. Organizer bank, Tarboro, North Carolina, president, 1851.

      Member North Carolina House of Representatives, chairman judiciary committee, 1856-1861. Director Wilmington & Weldon R.R. (became base line of Atlantic Coast Line R.R.), 1860-1888, president, 1865-1888. Member Confederate Congress, circa 1861-1865.

    Membership

    Member North Carolina Assembly from Edgecombe County, 1844-1846, 56-61. Member North Carolina House of Representatives, chairman judiciary committee, 1856-1861. Member Confederate Congress, circa 1861-1865.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Johnston, 1849.
    • father: John Bridgers
    • mother: Elizabeth (Routh) Bridgers
    • spouse: Margaret Johnston
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    Born November 28, 1819
    Died December 10, 1888
    (aged 69)
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