Peyser was born in Charleston, West Virginia on February 18, 1873. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1893 and worked as a traveling salesman until 1900 when he moved to New York City and entered the life insurance business. He was elected to Congress in 1932 and represented New York's 17th congressional district from March 4, 1933 until his death in New York City on August 8, 1937.
- List of Jewish members of the United States Congress
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- United States Congress. "Theodore A. Peyser (id: P000281)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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Ruth Baker Pratt
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Bruce Fairchild Barton
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