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Judge George Ruffin

Judge George Ruffin

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Judge George Ruffin; 19th century politician

Honorable George L. Ruffin was born of free parents, George W. and Nancy Lewis Ruffin, in Richmond Virginia, December 16, 1834 Advantages for the education of blacks in Virginia were very limited. His parents, who were very anxious about moral and intellectual development of their children, moved to Boston in 1853 where their family could have the benefit of the schools.