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John Winebrenner Rife
Birth: Aug. 14, 1846
Death: Apr. 17, 1908

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) 
 
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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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