|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 8th district
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
|Preceded by||Abraham J. Hostetler|
|Succeeded by||John E. Lamb|
|Born||February 17, 1843|
Laurel, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||December 5, 1898 (aged 55)|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S
|Branch/service||U.S. Army (Union Army)|
Early life and career
Born in Laurel, Indiana, Peirce attended the public schools and was also educated by private tutors.
He served in the Civil War as second lieutenant of Company H, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers.
Peirce was elected prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County in 1868 and reelected in 1870 and 1872. He was then elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress.
Later career and death
He resumed the practice of law, and was appointed receiver for the Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad.
- United States Congress. "Robert B. F. Peirce (id: P000191)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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