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Investment executive , lawyer

William Drake Rutherford, American Investment executive, lawyer. Bar: Oregon 1964, United States District Court Oregon 1966. Recipient Contribution to Individual Freedom award American Civil Liberties Union, 1981.


Rutherford, William Drake was born on January 14, 1939 in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States. Son of William Donald and Lois Esther (Drake) Rutherford.


Bachelor of Science, University Oregon, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1964.


Associate, Maguire, Kester & Cosgrave, Portland, Oregon, 1966-1969;house counsel, May & Company, Portland, 1969-1970;private practice, May & Company, Portland, 1970-1971;private practice, McMinnville, Oregon, 1971-1984;member, Oregon House of Representatives, Salem, 1977-1984;state treasurer, State of Oregon, Salem, 1984-1987;chairman, Oregon Investment Council, Salem, 1986-1987;executive vice president, director United States and Australia operations, ABD International Management Corporation, New York City, 1987-1988;president, chief Executive officer, board directors, ABD International Management Corporation, New York City, 1988-1989;president, board directors, Societé General Touche Remnant, 1990-1993;director special projects, Metallgesellschaft Corporation, New York City, 1994-1995;managing director, Macadam Capital Partners, Portland, 1995-1996;Chief Executive Officer, Fiberboard Asbestos Compensation Trust, Portland, 1997;principal, Rutherford Investment Management, since 1998. Board directors Metro One Telecomms. Principal Rutherford Investment Management, since 1998.


  • Bar: Oregon 1964, United States District Court Oregon 1966.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Who Shot Goldilocks?, 2006.


Trustee The Nature Conservancy, since 2005. Board directors Portland Opera Association, 1995—1999. Member investment board Oregon Community Foundation, since 2006.

Member National Association State Treasurer (executive vice president 1985, 86, president western region 1985, 86), National Association State Auditors, Comptroller and Treasurer (executive committee 1987).


Married Janice W. Rutherford, February 4, 1965 (divorced March 1982). Children: Wayne Donald, Melissa Drake. Married Karen Anderegg, January 2, 1994.

William Donald Rutherford

Lois Esther (Drake) Rutherford

Janice W. Rutherford

Karen Anderegg

Wayne Donald Rutherford

Melissa Drake Rutherford