Morris Blaine PETERSON, Congress, UT


PETERSON, Morris Blaine, a Representative from Utah; born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, March 26, 1906; attended the public schools and Weber College; graduated from the University of Utah in 1931 and from Georgetown Law School in 1938; law clerk to Justice Eugene E. Pratt of the Utah State Supreme Court; engaged in the private practice of law in 1941; served in the State legislature 1955-1957; Weber County attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; member, Great Salt Lake Authority, Utah, 1968-1969; chairman, Weber County, Utah, Taxpayers Association; special consultant to director of Food for Peace Program, 1963; was a resident of Ogden, Utah until his death there July 15, 1985; interment in Ogden City Cemetery, Utah.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present