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John Winebrenner Rife
Birth: Aug. 14, 1846
Middletown
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1908
Middletown
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. Born in Middletown, Pennsylvania, He was in the trade of tanner when he enlisted in the Union Army and served with honor during the Civil War as a Private in Company D, 94th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. After the war, he became president of the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad Company, was a member of the Middletown Pennsylvania, City Council (1871, 1877-78) and a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1885-86). In 1889, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, serving until 1893. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his position as president of the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad Company, until his death at age 61 in Middletown, Pennsylvania. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Middletown Cemetery
Middletown
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 04, 2002
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John Winebrenner Rife
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