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John Rutherford

Home Town:
Baldwin County, GA
Later Residences:
Macon, GA
Caroline Hurlbut Rutherford (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
John Rutherford was the son of William Rutherford, a plantation owner in southern Georgia, and his wife Elizabeth Boykin. His uncle Robert Walter Rutherford had attended the Litchfield Law School in 1806. John Rutherford worked as a lawyer in Macon, GA. Rutherford remained involved with his alma mater the University of Georgia and from 1872 to 1880 acted as a Trustee. He died in Macon, GA.

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Other Education:
Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1827 with first honors.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office; Military; Land Surveyor
Admitted To Bar:
State Committees:
In 1854 he was the compiler of the GA Statutes

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848), 23.
Secondary Sources:
Rutherford, William K. and Anna Clay Z. Genealogical History of the Rutherford Family. Shawnee Mission, Kansas: Intercollegiate Press, 1969.

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