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Andrew James PETERS

(1872-1938)

PETERS, Andrew James, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in West Roxbury, Mass., April 3, 1872; attended Hopkinson’s and St. Paul’s Schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1895 and from the Harvard Law School in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1902; served in the State senate in 1904 and 1905; served five years in the Massachusetts Militia; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his resignation, effective August 15, 1914; appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and served from August 17, 1914, to March 15, 1917; mayor of Boston 1918-1922; resumed the practice of law; president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce 1926-1928; died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 26, 1938; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

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

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