Rufus P. Manson was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Manson was born on February 15, 1830 in Eaton, New Hampshire.
They would have twelve children. Manson died on February 19, 1897. Later, he served as Sheriff of Marathon County, Wisconsin from 1875 to 1876 and from 1881 to 1882 and as Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin from 1885 to 1886.
He had previously been clerk of two different courts.
Manson was a Democrat.
Manson was a member of the Assembly from 1871 to 1872.