George N. Peterson, Jr.

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George N. Peterson, Jr.
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
from the 9th Worcester district
In office
1995 – January 7, 2015
Preceded by Marsha Platt
Succeeded by David Muradian
Personal details
Born (1950-07-08) July 8, 1950 (age 65)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Residence Grafton, Massachusetts

George N. Peterson, Jr. (born July 8, 1950), was a Republican member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1995 to 2015, representing the 9th Worcester district. He served as the House minority whip and later as the assistant minority leader.

Early life and education[edit]

Peterson was raised in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended Grafton Memorial Senior High School, followed by the UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Political career[edit]

Peterson first became involved in politics through his election in 1984 to the Grafton Planning Board. Soon after, he was elected to the Board of Selectmen, a position in which he served for five years. In 1994 Peterson was elected to represent the 9th Worcester district, consisting of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton, as well as parts of Westborough. He has served on the Rules and Natural Resources and Agriculture committees, and presently has a seat on the Joint Committee on Higher Education.

Peterson plans to retire in January 2015 at the completion of his term.[1]