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Mason Summers PETERS

(1844-1914)

PETERS, Mason Summers, a Representative from Kansas; born near Kearney, Clay County, Mo., September 3, 1844; attended the William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.; taught in the grammar schools of Clay County, Mo., 1867-1870; clerk of the court of Clinton County, Mo., 1870-1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Plattsburg, Mo.; moved to Wyandotte County, Kans., in 1886; organized the Union Live Stock Commission Co. in 1895; elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was unsuccessful for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed his business and professional pursuits in Kansas City, Kans.; died in Kansas City, Mo., February 14, 1914; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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