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J. Sidney Peters commission

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J. Sidney Peters commission, 1917 Jul. 16
Title
J. Sidney Peters commission
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1917 Jul. 16
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Summary
Commission, 16 July 1917, to Reverend J. Sidney Peters of Richmond, Virginia, appointing him a delegate to the Southern Sociological Congress meeting in Blue Ridge, North Carolina, signed by Governor Henry Carter Stuart (1855-1933)
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James Sidney Peters was born 12 November 1866 in Norfolk County, Virginia. He attended private schools in Norfolk, Virginia, and entered Randolph-Macon College at 13 years old. He then attended Hampden-Sidney College. Peters represented Campbell County in the State House of Delegates in the 1889-1890 session. Originally intending to become a lawyer, Peters instead entered the ministry in 1893. He served several congregations in Virginia, including ones in Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, and Petersburg. Peters was representative of the Virginia Anti-Saloon league from 1915 to 1916, then served as the Virginia Commissioner of Prohibition from 1916 to 1922. He was the National Lecturer for the Anti-Saloon League of America from 1922 to 1923, before returning to the pulpit. At the time of his death (1933) , Peters had returned to High Street Church in Petersburg. He married first Victor Morgia Brandon (d. 1903) of Campbell County in 1886, and they had two children. He then married Sarah Lee Robertson in 1905, and they had seven children. Peters died in Richmond at the Memorial Hospital. After a memorial service in Petersburg, Peters was buried in Norfolk in his family's plot.
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J. Sidney Peters commission
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