Member Biography

John Brisban Rutherford 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1858       15 Republican
1859       15 Republican
1860       15 Republican

COUNTIES: Lebanon, Dauphin  


11/28/1805 - 10/10/1892

Captain John Brisban Rutherford (R15) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1858-1860

Early Life:

Captain John Brisban Rutherford, born November 28, 1805, Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brisban Rutherford; elected, captain, Dauphin Cavalry; married, Keziah Parke Rutherford, 1833, children, Jennie Rutherford Dickey, Samuel Parke Rutherford, K. Virginia Rutherford; elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1848-1849; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1858-1860; treasurer of Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, 1864; died, October 10, 1892 (aged 86); interment, Paxton Presbyterian Churchyard, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Whig, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Dauphin County, 1848-1849.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1858-1860.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "R""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 

John B Rutherford (1805-1892) - Find a Grave Memorial