Colonel William A. Phillips

Mason Summers Peters (September 3, 1844 – February 14, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born in Clay County, Missouri near Kearney, he attended the William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. He taught in the grammar schools of Clay County, Missouri from 1867 to 1870. He served as clerk of the court of Clinton County, Missouri from 1870 to 1874. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875 and commenced practice in Plattsburg, Missouri. He moved to Wyandotte County, Kansas, in 1886. He organized the Union Live Stock Commission Co. in 1895.

Peters was elected as a Populist to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899). He was unsuccessful for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress. He resumed his business and professional pursuits in Kansas City, Kansas. He died in Kansas City, Missouri on February 14, 1914, and interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orrin L. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
Justin D. Bowersock

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