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Thomas Ruffin Roulhac, American lawyer. member Manly’s Battery of Arty; member American Bar Association Catholic.


Roulhac, Thomas Ruffin was born on November 8, 1846 in at Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Son of Joseph B. G. and Katherine (Ruffin) Roulhac.


Educated Doctor Alexander Wilson’s School, Melville, North Carolina, and Hillsborough (North Carolina) Military School.


The day after North Carolina seceded was appointed drill master and served as such until early organized North Carolina regts. were sent to field. Later was member Manly’s Battery of Artillery until after battle of Gettysburg, then served as 1st lt, 49th North Carolina Infantry, C.S.A., until captured at battle of Five Forks, Virginia, April 1, 1865. Prisoner on Johnston’s Island, in Lake Erie, until June, 1865.

Admitted to bar by Supreme Court of North Carolina on examinations of 1867 and 1868. Engaged in practice of law in Alabama since 1871. Mayor of Greensboro, Alabama, 1873.

State judge 11th judicial circuit of Alabama, 1894-1898. United State Attorneys for Northern district of Alabama since October, 1902. President Alabama State Bar Association.

Member American Bar Association.


Member Manly’s Battery of Arty. Member American Bar Association Catholic.


Married Greensboro, Alabama, December 29, 1870, Julia Erwin Jones.

Joseph B. G. Roulhac

Katherine (Ruffin) Roulhac