Peter Moore SPEER, Congress, PA (1862-1933)


SPEER, Peter Moore, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Oil City, Venango County, Pa., December 29, 1862; attended the country schools, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., and the Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Oil City, Venango County, Pa.; district attorney of Venango County 1891-1893; city solicitor of Oil City 1895-1906; member of the State house of representatives in 1897 and 1898; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Oil City, Pa.; moved to New York City in 1918 and continued the practice of law; assistant general counsel for the Standard Oil Co. 1918-1922, general counsel and member of the board of directors 1922-1928, and vice president 1928-1932; retired from active business pursuits in 1932; died in New York City, August 3, 1933; interment in Kensico Cemetery, near White Plains, N.Y.

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