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Robert Rutherford

Robert Rutherford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1797
Preceded by Alexander White
Succeeded by Daniel Morgan
Member of the Virginia Senate from Frederick, Berkeley, Hampshire and Hardy Counties
In office
1786–1790
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by John Smith
Member of the Virginia Senate from Frederick, Berkeley and Hampshire Counties
In office
1776–1785
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Himself
Personal details
Born (1728-10-20)October 20, 1728
Scotland, Great Britain
Died October 10, 1803(1803-10-10) (aged 74)
Charles Town, Virginia
Resting place Charles Town, West Virginia
Political party Democratic-Republican (after 1795)
Other political
affiliations
Anti-Administration (until 1795)

Robert Rutherford (October 20, 1728 – October 10, 1803) was an American pioneer, soldier and statesman from western Virginia. He represented Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1797.

Robert was born in Scotland but went to America as an infant with his parents, Thomas and Sarah. They originally immigrated to Pennsylvania, but soon settled in Virginia. He was the first U.S. Congressman from west of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia.

Electoral history

  • 1793; Rutherford was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 56.61% of the vote, defeating nonpartisans Alexander White and John Smith.
  • 1795; Rutherford was re-elected, defeating nonpartisan Daniel Morgan.
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