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Andrew Nicholas PETERSEN

(1870-1952)

PETERSEN, Andrew Nicholas, a Representative from New York; born near Thisted, Denmark, March 10, 1870; immigrated to the United States in 1873 with his parents, who settled in Boston, Mass.; moved to New York City in 1879; attended the public schools; learned the patternmaker’s trade; president of the Brooklyn Foundry Co. 1900-1952; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed manufacturing pursuits in Brooklyn, N.Y.; died in East Rockaway, N.Y., September 28, 1952; interment in Cypress Hills Abbey, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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