Peter Rowe (politician)

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Peter Rowe, Congressman from New York

Peter Rowe (March 10, 1807 – April 17, 1876) was a United States Representative from New York.

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.

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

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


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

Succeeded by
Thomas R. Horton