Jesse Peterson

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Jesse Peterson
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Born (1850-10-01)October 1, 1850
Belfast, New York
Died October 22, 1921(1921-10-22) (aged 71)
Lockport, New York
Alma mater Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York
Occupation President of United Indurated Fibre Company
Home town Lockport, New York
Political party Bourbon Democrat
Spouse(s) Arabella A. Brown
Children Jesse Dudley Peterson
Clara Peterson Nichols
Parent(s) Gilbert Peterson
Elizabeth Parker Peterson

Jesse Peterson (October 1, 1850 - October 22, 1921),[1] was an American industrialist from Lockport, New York. He was the President of the United Indurated Fibre Company, President of the Buffalo Warehouse & Distributing Company, Owner of the Cascade Pulp Mills, Director and Vice President of the Lockport Water & Electric Company[2][3] and an associate of Peterson & Sons.

Peterson was an influential Bourbon Democrat and in 1892 he was a Presidential Elector in support of Grover Cleveland, the party faction's sole Presidential success. He served for a time as Police Commissioner and Railroad Commissioner before being nominated as Mayor of Lockport.[4]

Peterson was born in Belfast, New York and attended Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo. He was the son of Gilbert Peterson, brother of Charles Gilbert Peterson and the great-uncle of Charles Sterling Bunnell.


  1. Buffalo Historical Society (Buffalo, N.Y.). Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society. Buffalo: Bigelow Brothers, 1879.
  2. American Electrical Directory. Fort Wayne, Ind: Star iron tower co, 1886.
  3. Lockport (N.Y.). Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lockport. Lockport, N.Y.: Press of Roberts Bros. Co, 1913.
  4. McGuire, James K., and Martin W. Littleton. The Democratic Party of the State of New York: A History of the Origin, Growth, and Achievements of the Democratic Party of the State of New York, Including a History of Tammany Hall in Its Relation to State Politics. [New York]: United States History Co, 1905.