Peter Rowe (politician)

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Peter Rowe, Congressman from New York

Peter Rowe (March 10, 1807 – April 17, 1876) was an American businessman and politician who served one term as a United States Representative from New York from 1853 to 1855.

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Biography

Born in Crescent, New York, Rowe completed preparatory studies and graduated from Schenectady Academy in Schenectady, New York. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and became the chief auditor of the New York Central Railroad. He served as mayor of Schenectady from 1846 to 1850.

Congress

Rowe was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

Death and burial

He died in Schenectady on April 17, 1876, and was interred there in Vale Cemetery.

Sources

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

1853–1855
Succeeded by

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