|Harper's Weekly, January 5, 1861, (detail), Collection of U.S.
House of Representatives
LOVE, Peter Early, a Representative from Georgia; born near Dublin, Laurens County,
Ga., July 7, 1818; was graduated from Franklin College (now a part of the
University of Georgia), Athens, Ga., in 1829 and from the Philadelphia College
of Medicine in 1838; practiced medicine while studying law; was admitted to the
bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga.;
solicitor general of the southern district of Georgia in 1843; member of the
State senate in 1849; elected judge of the State superior court for the
southern circuit in 1853; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress
and served from March 4, 1859, until his retirement on January 23, 1861;
resumed the practice of law in Thomasville, Ga.; member of the State house of
representatives in 1861; died in Thomasville, Ga., November 8, 1866; interment
in the Old Cemetery.