LOVE, Peter Early, (1818 - 1866)


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.