PETERS, John Andrew, (1864 - 1953)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

PETERS, John Andrew, (nephew of John Andrew Peters [1822-1904]), a Representative from Maine; born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, August 13, 1864; attended the common schools; was graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1885; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ellsworth in 1887; judge of the municipal court of Ellsworth 1896-1908; member of the state house of representatives in 1909, 1911, and 1913, serving as speaker in 1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Forrest Goodwin, and reelected to the four succeeding Congresses until his resignation on January 2, 1922 (September 9, 1913-January 2, 1922); judge, United States District Court for Maine,1922-1947; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1916; vice president of the board of trustees of Bowdoin College; died in Ellsworth, Maine, August 22, 1953; interment in Woodbine Cemetery.