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 John Winebrenner Rife

John Winebrenner Rife

Birth
Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Apr 1908 (aged 61)
Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6904482 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Winebrenner Rife (14 Aug 1846–17 Apr 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6904482, citing Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .