Sessions Office Position District Party
1977 Representative 65 Republican
1978 Representative 65 Republican
1979 Representative 65 Republican
1980 Representative 65 Republican
1981 Representative 65 Republican
1982 Representative 65 Republican
1983 Representative 65 Republican
1984 Representative 65 Republican
Counties Forest, Venango, Warren


12/25/1938 -

PETERSON, John E., a Representative from Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties; born in Titusville, Crawford County, Pa., December 25, 1938; graduated, Titusville High School; attended, Public Affairs Leadership Training, Pennsylvania State University; specialist, United States Army (1958-1964); food merchant; board director, Titusville Hospital; elected, council and president, Pleasantville Borough (1969-1977); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election on November 8, 1977; Sworn-In, November 28, 1977 to serve the remaining 1977 term and reelected to 3 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Commitee to Investigate the Crisis in Staffing of Welfare Offices in the Commonwealth (1984); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1984); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1985-1996); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1985-1994); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (1987-1996); appointed, board, PennVEST (1989-1996); appointed, board, Center for Rural Pennsylvania (1991-1996); elected, chair, State Senate Majority Policy Committee (1995-1996); elected, United States Congress (1997-2009); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (2008).

Congressional Biography

After 8 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John E. Peterson went on to serve in congress

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