FRELINGHUYSEN, Peter Hood Ballantine, Jr., (1916 - 2011)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection, Gift of the Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

FRELINGHUYSEN, Peter Hood Ballantine, Jr., (father of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, cousin of Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, great-grandson of Frederick T. Frelinghuysen, great-great-nephew of Theodore Frelinghuysen, and great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Frelinghuysen), a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City January 17, 1916; attended St. Mark’s School, Southboro, Mass.; graduated from Princeton University in 1938; graduated from Yale Law School in 1941; admitted to the bar in 1941; lawyer, private practice; practiced law in New York City from December 1941 to April 1942; Office of Naval Intelligence from September 1942 to December 1945 and was released to inactive duty with a commission as lieutenant; took postgraduate work in history at Columbia University in 1946 and 1947; staff of Foreign Affairs Task Force of the Hoover Commission, May to October 1948; engaged in investment business in New York City; director of Howard Savings Bank, Livingston, N.J.; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; died on May 23, 2011, in Harding Township, N.J.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, Republican Representative from New Jersey. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.