This article is about the 17th-18th century politician. John Rambo (born 1661 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - died 17 October 1741 in Gloucester County, New Jersey) was a judge and elected official in colonial New Jersey. John Rambo was the youngest of eight children born to a Swedish immigrant family.
Rambo"s father, Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (born in 1612 in Gothenburg, Sweden - died 1698 in Pennsylvania), was one of the first colonists in the Swedish colony of New Sweden.
John Rambo was a judge in Gloucester County court from 1695 to 1697. He was also one of the first Swedish-Americans to be elected to the council of New Jersey (1697-1701).
In 1685 Rambo married Brigitta Cock (1665-1726), the daughter of Peter Larsson Cock (1610-1687) who a justice on the New Sweden court.