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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1885-1886 Republican
 Counties   Dauphin


08/14/1846 - 04/17/1908

RIFE, John Winebrenner, a Representative from Dauphin County; born, August 14, 1846 in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa.; private, Company D, 194th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864, Civil War); tanner, Keystone Tannery, J. Rife & Bro.,and John W. Rife Leather Company; elected, council, Middletown (1869-1872); elected, burgess, Middletown (1877-1878); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1884; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1886); elected, United States Congress (1889-1893); owner, Middletown Electric Railway Company; engaged, real estate business; died, April 17, 1908 in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOHN W. RIFE went on to serve in congress