Robert Rutherford (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 1st district
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|
|Succeeded by||John Smith|
|Member of the Virginia Senate from Frederick, Berkeley and Hampshire Counties|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||October 20, 1728|
Scotland, Great Britain
|Died||October 10, 1803 (aged 74)|
Charles Town, Virginia
|Resting place||Charles Town, West Virginia|
|Political party||Democratic-Republican (after 1795)|
|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.
- 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.
- "RUTHERFORD, Robert, 1728-1803". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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