PETERS, Andrew James

1872–1938

Biography

PETERS, Andrew James, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in West Roxbury, Mass., April 3, 1872; attended Hopkinson's and St. Paul's Schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1895 and from the Harvard Law School in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1902; served in the State senate in 1904 and 1905; served five years in the Massachusetts Militia; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his resignation, effective August 15, 1914; appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and served from August 17, 1914, to March 15, 1917; mayor of Boston 1918-1922; resumed the practice of law; president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce 1926-1928; died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 26, 1938; interment in Forest Hills Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

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Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Russell, Francis. "The Mayor and the Nymphet." In The Knave of Boston & Other Ambiguous Massachusetts Characters, pp. 68-84. Boston: Quinlan Press, 1987.

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