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John Rhoderic McPherson was a Unated States Senator from New Jersey who served three terms of office.

Education

McPherson attended the local common schools and pursued an academic course.

Career

He was involved in agriculture and was a dealer in livestock. He served on the Board of Aldermen of Jersey City from 1864 to 1870.

In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Forthy-six through Fifty-third Unated States Congress).

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 4, 1895. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs in the Forty-sixth through Fifty-third United States Congresses.

Membership

  • The Board of Aldermen of Jersey City , the USA

    1864 - 1870

  • New Jersey Senate

    1871 - 1873

  • The United States Senate

    1877 - 1895