William W. Rucker

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William Waller Rucker (February 1, 1855 – May 30, 1936) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born near Covington, Virginia, Rucker moved with his parents to western Virginia in 1861. He attended the common schools. He moved to Chariton County, Missouri, in 1873. He engaged in teaching in the district schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Keytesville, Missouri. He served as prosecuting attorney of Chariton County 1886-1892. He served as judge of the twelfth circuit 1892-1899.

Rucker was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899 – March 4, 1923). He served as chairman of the Committee on Election of President, Vice President, and Representatives (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Keytesville, Missouri. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Keytesville, Missouri, May 30, 1936. He was interred in the City Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert N. Bodine
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district

1899–1923
Succeeded by
Ralph F. Lozier