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Peter Wilson STRADER

(1818-1881)

STRADER, Peter Wilson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Shawnee, Warren County, N.J., November 6, 1818; moved with his parents to Lebanon, Ohio, in 1819; attended the common schools; worked in a printing office for three years; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1835; connected with the steamboat interests on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers as a clerk and an engineer 1835-1848; general ticket agent of the Little Miami Railroad 1848-1867; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed his former business interests; moved to Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1876, where he died February 25, 1881; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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