The Civil Rights Act of 1875

John A. Peters

"(October 9, 1822 -- April 2, 1904) John Andrew Peters was a(n) lawyer, public servant, judge, and American politician. He was born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. John studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a member of the State senate (1862 and 1863), member of the State house of representatives (1864), attorney general of the State (1864 - 1866), judge of the supreme judicial court of Maine (1873-1883), and served as Chief Justice (1883 - January 1, 1900). Peters was elected as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873) and declined run in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Maine Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 [this display], Maine Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment .

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