Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Rutherford, Joseph Franklin

(1869–1942). “Judge Rutherford”; b. Boonville, Missouri; joined Jehovah's* Witnesses; became their legal adviser ca. 1907; succeeded C. T. Russell*; opposed military service; encouraged conscientious objectors; imprisoned 1917–19.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online