Dugger, George F., 1896-1983
- Existence: 1896 - 1983
George F. Dugger, Sr. was born December 28, 1896 to John F. and Eliza Ann Williams Dugger. He was a descendant of the early settlers of Tennessee on both sides of his family.
On April 8, 1922, Dugger was married to Rena Elizabeth Hyder. They had three children: John F., George F., Jr., and Kathryn.
Dugger was a commissioned officer in World War I and received citations and commendations from the generals under whom he served. He attended the University of Tennessee and received the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Georgia. He practiced law in Georgia until 1925, when he was licensed in Tennessee and practiced in Carter County until his retirement at age 70.
In 1953, Dugger was elected as a delegate to the Tennessee State Constitutional Convention. He was active in the Republican Party and sat on the Republican National Committee. He also served 36 years as a member of the Northeastern Division of the Eastern District of the Law Examiner's Committee to examine applicants for admission to the Bar to the Federal Court. He was responsible for raising the standards of admission to Tennessee law schools to coincide with the federal court regulations.