Peter Kyros

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Peter Kyros
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Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1967 January 3, 1975
Preceded by Stanley Tupper
Succeeded by David Emery
Personal details
BornPeter Nicholas Kyros
(1925-07-11)July 11, 1925
Portland, Maine
Died July 10, 2012(2012-07-10) (aged 86)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States Naval Academy
Harvard Law School

Peter Nicholas Kyros (July 11, 1925 – July 10, 2012) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

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Born in Portland, Maine to Greek immigrants, [1] Kyros attended the public schools in Portland, Maine, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1947. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1957. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1953 and was discharged with rank of lieutenant. He was admitted to the bar in 1957 and commenced the practice of law in Portland, Maine. He served from 1957 to 1959 as counsel to the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Augusta, Maine.

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Kyros was elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress, narrowly losing to Republican nominee David Emery, and tried unsuccessfully to regain the seat in 1976. [2] He served in the United States Department of State from 1980 to 1982.

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Kyros resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., lobbying "for several firms active on Capitol Hill, advocating for scientific and medical research". [2]

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Kyros died on July 10, 2012. [3]

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  1. "United States Census, 1940", FamilySearch , retrieved April 2, 2018
  2. 1 2 Diamon, Al, "Speak No Ill Of The Dead", Downeast magazine blog, July 15, 2012. Lobbying quote from MaineToday Media story by Kevin Miller. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  3. "Former Congressman Peter N. Kyros dies". July 11, 2012. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stanley Tupper
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
David Emery