Office Dates: Mar 31, 1841 - Mar 31, 1842
Born: Dec 08, 1792
Passed: Aug 03, 1866
Birth State: Virginia
Family: Married Anne Coles; one child
School(s): Princeton University
Born in Richmond, Virginia JOHN RUTHERFOORD was educated at Princeton and studied law. After performing military service, he became President of the Mutual Assurance Society, the first insurance company in Virginia. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, serving from December, 1826 until March, 1834. He was also a member of the Virginia Council of State from 1839 to 1841. As senior member of the Council, he took over the governorship from John M. Patton, who had served as governor for just twelve days following the resignation of Thomas W. Gilmer. Rutherfoord resigned the governorship himself after one year, retiring to private life.
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