Rafferty, John Chandler - from United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1835
John Rafferty graduated from Yale College in 1835. After graduation, he attended lectures in the Harvard Law School, and continued his preparation in the office of O.W. Ogden, Esq., New York City, where he was admitted to the bar in 1838. In 1841, he married Laura E. Ogden, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. From the time of his marriage until 1862, he resided near Germantown, and during this period held for three years the office of New York State Senator. in 1860 he was elected Secretary of the Senate, and was one of the delegates at large to the memorable convention at Charleston. In 1862 he removed to Flemington, N.J. In 1863 he was admitted counsellor, and was appointed by Gov. Joel Parker the military agent for New Jersey. this position he occupied for three years at Washington. In 1867 he was elected to the office of County Superintendent of Schools. In 1872 he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Court of Common Pleas, and in 1877 was made Prosecutor of the Pleas.
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