Rufus Hardy Edit Profile
Educated University of Georgia, 2 years. B.L., University of Georgia, 1875.
The family moved to Millican, Texas in 1861. Hardy enrolled at Somerville Institute in Noxubee County, Mississippi in 1871, and received his L.L.B. from the University of Georgia in 1875. In 1876, he opened his law practice in Navasota, Texas, and moved to Corsicana, Texas in 1878.
From 1880 to 1884 he served as a prosecuting attorney of Navarro County, Texas. He served as District Attorney for the Texas 13th Judicial District 1884–1888, and as District Judge of the same district 1888–1896. Hardy was represented Texas in the United States House of Representatives 1907–1923.
Upon retirement from Congress, Hardy returned to private practice in Corsicana. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Knights of Pythias
Phi Delta Theta.
Member 60th to 67th Congresses (1907-1923), 6th Tex.
Married Felicia E. Peck, of Fairfield, Texas, February 1880. Children: Fay (deceased), Mistress N. H. Holloway, Mistress Helen Pierce, Mistress Mildred Taggart, Rufus.