John B. Peterson

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John Barney Peterson (July 4, 1850 – July 16, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, cousin of Horatio Clifford Claypool and Harold Kile Claypool.

Born near Lowell, Indiana, Peterson attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Crown Point, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney of the thirty-first judicial circuit 1880-1884.

Peterson was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Crown Point, Indiana. He also engaged in banking and served as president of the Commercial Bank, Crown Point, Indiana, and of the First Calumet Trust &amp. Savings Bank of East Chicago, Indiana, until 1939, when he retired. He died in Crown Point, Indiana, July 16, 1944. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John B. Peterson (id: P000262)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1913 – 1915
Succeeded by

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