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  • Herbert L. Peterson was an American politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing Wisconsin's 1st Senate District. He was a member of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Peterson was born on a farm in Door County, Wisconsin. After being educated in the public school system, he took a job as a delivery boy and clerk in a general store where he acquired the training which later enabled him to become a senior partner in a large general store which he partly owned for several years. In 1902 he engaged in the banking business, while continuing to live on a farm. He became the president of the Door County State Bank, and the Marinette Hoop and Stave Company. He was also the treasurer of the Universal Shipbuilding Company, which he was instrumental in helping to organize. He held the office of State Senator from 1919 to 1923. He carried every county in the primary election in 1918 and was then elected without opposition.

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