Rutledge definition by Webster's New World
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- Rutledge, Ann 1813?-35; alleged fiancée of young Abraham Lincoln
- Rutledge, Edward 1749-1800; Am. statesman: signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Rutledge, John 1739-1800; Am. statesman: brother of Edward
Rutledge definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, John 1739-1800.
American politician and jurist. Governor of South Carolina (1779-1782) and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, he advocated slavery and a strong central government. He also served as an associate justice (1789-1791) and the chief justice (1795) of the U.S. Supreme Court.