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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1977 65 Republican
1978 65 Republican
1979 65 Republican
1980 65 Republican
1981 65 Republican
1982 65 Republican
1983 65 Republican
1984 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; 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, PennVEST (1989-1996); appointed, board, Center for Rural Pennsylvania (1991-1996); elected, chair, State Senate Majority Policy Committee (1995-1996); not a candidate for reelection, State Senate (1996); elected, United States Congress (1997-2009); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (2008).

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