October 1, 1850|
Belfast, New York
|Died||October 22, 1921
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
Elizabeth Parker Peterson
Jesse Peterson (October 1, 1850 - October 22, 1921), 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 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.
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.
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- Lockport (N.Y.). Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lockport. Lockport, N.Y.: Press of Roberts Bros. Co, 1913.
- 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.
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