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Albert Greig RUTHERFORD

(1879-1941)

RUTHERFORD, Albert Greig, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Watford, Ontario Province, Canada, January 3, 1879; immigrated to the United States in 1883 with his parents, who settled in Carbondale, Pa.; attended the public schools, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., and Scranton-Lackawanna Business College; was graduated from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1904; was admitted to the bar October 10, 1904, and commenced practice in Scranton, Pa.; affiliated with the Democratic Party; served as deputy prothonotary of Lackawanna County, Pa., 1907-1914; moved to Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., in 1918 and continued the practice of law; enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1904; served as a lieutenant colonel of the Second Pennsylvania Reserve Militia in 1918; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 10, 1941; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery, Honesdale, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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