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Peter Johnston OTEY

(1840-1902)

OTEY, Peter Johnston, a Representative from Virginia; was born in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., December 22, 1840; attended private schools in Lynchburg; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1859; engaged in civil engineering; joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and served throughout the Civil War; organized and built the Lynchburg & Durham Railroad and became president of the company; engaged in banking and was general manager of the Rivermont Land Co.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; died in Lynchburg, Va., May 4, 1902; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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