Member Biography

John Brisban Rutherford 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1857       15 Republican
1859       15 Republican

COUNTIES: Lebanon, Dauphin  


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.