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James Fowler Rusling, American lawyer. member Texas Commission, New Jersey, 1896. President New Jersey Centennial Commission to Tennessee, 1897; member general missionary board Methodist Episcopal Church, 1891.

Background

Rusling, James Fowler was born on April 14, 1834 in Washington, New Jersey, United States. Son of Gershom and Eliza B. (Hankinson) Rusling.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dickinson College, 1854, A.M., 1857. Doctor of Laws, 1889.

Career

2d, Emily W. Wood, June 30, 1870. Professor natural science, Dickinson Seminary, Pennsylvania, 1854-1857. Admitted to bar, Pennsylvania, 1857, New Jersey, 1859.

First Lieutenant 5th New Jersey Infantry, August 24, 1861. Captain assistant q.-married vols., June 11, 1862. Lieutenant colonel, May 27, 1863.

Colonel, April 29, 1865. Bvtd. major, lieutenant colonel and colonel vols., March 13, 1865, “for faithful and meritorious services during the war”. Brigadier general vols., February 16, 1866, for same.

Honorary mustered out, September 17, 1867. United States pension agent, New Jersey, 1868-1877. Member Texas Commission, New Jersey, 1896.

President New Jersey Centennial Commission to Tennessee, 1897. Trustee Dickinson College, 1861-1883 and since 1904, Pennington Seminary, 1869-1899, and president of the board many years. Member general missionary board Methodist Episcopal Church, 1891.

Delegate General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1896. President Mercer County Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Association, 1891-1911. Author: Across America, or the Great West and Pacific Coast, 1874.

History of State Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1886. History of Pennington Seminary, 1890. Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days, 1899.

European Days and Ways, 1902. History of Rusling Family, 1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Across America, or the Great West and Pacific Coast, 1874. History of State Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Trenton, New Jersey, 1886. History of Pennington Seminary, 1890.

      Men and Things I Saw in Civil War Days, 1899. European Days and Ways, 1902. History of Rusling Family, 1908.

Membership

Member Texas Commission, New Jersey, 1896. President New Jersey Centennial Commission to Tennessee, 1897. Member general missionary board Methodist Episcopal Church, 1891.

Connections

Married Mary F. Winner, January 1, 1858.

father:
Gershom Rusling

mother:
Eliza B. (Hankinson) Rusling

spouse:
Mary F. Winner