Peters, Richard

Peters, Richard,

1744–1828, American jurist, b. Philadelphia. After serving as secretary of the board of war (1776–81), he was briefly in the Continental Congress (1782–83) and then in the state legislature (1787–91). After 1792 he was a judge of the U.S. District Court for Pennsylvania and handed down decisions in many admiralty cases. He was very interested in the improvement of agriculture.
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He is survived by his wife, Trudy Yodice (Schneider); sister, Sylvia Yodice; four children and spouses, George & Lourdes Yodice, Patricia & Robert Peters, Richard and Sabrina Yodice, Daniel Yodice & Catherine Golden; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
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