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John Brisban Rutherford


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1857 15 Republican
1859 15 Republican
 Counties   Dauphin, Lebanon

Biography

1805 - 1892

John Brisban Rutherford, son of Samuel Rutherford and Elizabeth Brisban, was born Nov. 28, 1805, in now Swatara township, Dauphin County.  Mr. Rutherford was elected captain of the Dauphin Cavalry; attended to numerous county offices; was elected to the state House, 1848: re-elected in 1849; the State Senate for three years in 1857; and treasurer of Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, 1864. He married, March 19, 1833, Keziah Parke, of Chester County.