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John Andrew PETERS

(1864-1953)

PETERS, John Andrew, (nephew of John Andrew Peters [1822-1904]), a Representative from Maine; born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, August 13, 1864; attended the common schools; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1885; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ellsworth in 1887; judge of the municipal court of Ellsworth 1896-1908; member of the state house of representatives in 1909, 1911, and 1913, serving as speaker in 1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Forrest Goodwin, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (September 9, 1913-January 2, 1922); judge, United States District Court for Maine,1922-1947; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1916; vice president of the board of trustees of Bowdoin College; died in Ellsworth, Maine, August 22, 1953; interment in Woodbine Cemetery.

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

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