Thorleif T. Peterson

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Thorleif Tulley Peterson [1] (September 9, 1885 January 9, 1982) was an American farmer and politician.

Peterson was born in the town of Utica, Crawford County, Wisconsin. He was a farmer and was involved with the cheese, creamery, and insurance businesses. Peterson served on the Utica Town Board and was the chairman of the town board. He also served on the Star Valley School Board. Peterson served in the Wisconsin Assembly from 1933 to 1937 and was a Democrat. He was involved in the good roads movement. In 1958, Peterson moved to Viroqua, Wisconsin. He died in Viroqua, Wisconsin. [2] [3]

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  1. 'Thorleif is the correct spelling of his given name; see Senate Manual Wisconsin 1935,' Lawrence R. Larsen, Chief Clerk of the Wisconsin Senate, Democratic Printing Company, Madison, Wisconsin: 1935, pg. 24
  2. 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of Thorleif T. Peterson, pg. 207
  3. 'Thorleif T. Peterson-Death Notice,' Wisconsin State Journal, January 11, 1982, pg. 11

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