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(1938- )

PETERSON, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Titusville, Crawford County, Pa., December 25, 1938; graduated from Titusville High School, Titusville, Pa.; attended Pennsylvania State University; United States Army, 1958-1964; member of the Pleasantville Borough, Pa., city council, 1969-1977; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1977-1984; member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1985-1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008.

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

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