John Andrew Peters

John Andrew Peters

Birth
Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Death 22 Aug 1953 (aged 89)
Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Burial Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 7218053 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Ellsworth, Maine, he graduated from Bowdoin College in 1885; studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Ellsworth, Maine, in 1887. He was judge of the municipal court of Ellsworth, (1896-1908) and a member of the Maine State House of Representatives, (1909, 1911, 1913). In 1913, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Forrest Goodwin, reelected to the next four succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation in 1922. He was then judge, for the United States District Court for Maine, (1922-47) and vice president of the board of trustees of Bowdoin College. He died at age 89 in Ellsworth, Maine.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Feb 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Andrew Peters (13 Aug 1864–22 Aug 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7218053, citing Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .