- John R. McPherson
John Rhoderic McPherson (born
May 9, 1833in Livingston County, New York, died October 8, 1897in Jersey City, New Jersey) was a United States Senatorfrom New Jerseywho served three terms of office, from 1877 - 1895.
McPherson attended the local schools and pursued an academic course, and moved to Jersey City in 1859. He was involved in agriculture and was a dealer in livestock. He served on the Board of Aldermen of Jersey City from 1864-1870, and served as president of the board for three years. He served in the
New Jersey Senatefrom 1871-1873 and was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1876.
He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1877 and was reelected in 1883 and 1889, and served from
March 4, 1877, to March 3, 1895. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Forty-sixth through Fifty-third United States Congresses).
McPherson died in
Jersey City, New Jerseyon October 8, 1897and was buried in Oak Hill Cemeteryin Washington, D.C.
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