Samuel Ritter Peters

Samuel Ritter Peters

Walnut, Pickaway County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Apr 1910 (aged 67)
Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA
Burial Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 6899020 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Walnut Township, near Circleville, Ohio, he attended Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware and with the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army, as a Private in Company E, 73rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out in June 1865, as a Captain. After the war, he graduated in law from the University of Michigan in 1867, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Memphis, Missouri. He was editor of the Memphis Reveille (1868-73), delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872 and was Mayor of Memphis in 1873, when he moved to Marion, Kansas. He resumed the practice of law, was elected a member of the Kansas State Senate serving, (1874-75) and was appointed Judge of the Ninth Judicial District serving, (1875-83). In 1883, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1891. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law in Newton, Kansas, was a member of the board of managers of the State Reformatory (1895-99), Postmaster of Newton, (1898-1910) and editor of the Newton Daily Kansas Republican in 1899. He died at age 67 in Newton, Kansas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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