Peter Early

U.S. Congressperson

1773 – 1817

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Who was Peter Early?

Peter Early was an American lawyer, jurist and politician.

He was born near Madison, Virginia in 1773, the son of Joel Early and Lucy Smith. His cousin, Jubal Early, was the grandfather of Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early. Peter Early graduated from the Lexington Academy. He later graduated from Princeton College in 1792. His family moved to Wilkes County, Georgia that same year; however, Peter Early was studying law with Jared Ingersoll in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After finishing his legal studies, Early joined his family in Wilkes County, married Ann Adams Smith in 1793 and began his law practice in Washington, Georgia, in 1796. Sister Lucy Early married Charles Lewis Mathews.

Early was elected as a Representative from Georgia to the 8th United States Congress to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by the resignation of John Milledge, and he was reelected to the 9th Congress.

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Born
Jun 20, 1773
Madison
Also known as
  • Early
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • Virginia
Died
Aug 15, 1817

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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