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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George F. Dugger Autobiography

 Collection — Box E (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-0245
Scope and Contents The Memoirs and Historical Notes of George Frederick Dugger, Sr. cover data from 1766 to 1973. The 211-page work is an account of his genealogical roots as well as his personal life. It includes historic information on the roads and highways of Carter County, Tennessee and a history of the Elizabethton Water System and monument near the courthouse. The work is divided into two sections: chapters 2 through 15 deal with his personal experience as related to his legal and political careers;...
Dates: 1973