Peter Davis Oakley

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Peter Davis Oakley circa 1915

Peter Davis Oakley (February 25, 1861 - November 18, 1920), was the United States Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district from 1915 to 1917.[1]


He was born on February 25, 1861 in the East Millstone section of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. Oakley attended the public schools and the high school of Millstone, New Jersey.[1]

He moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1886 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the city council in 1891-1894, as city alderman and collector of city taxes in 1894 and 1895, as a member of the Connecticut National Guard from 1895-1901, and as city assessor from 1900-1915.[1]

Oakey was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress.

He died in New Haven, Connecticut on November 18, 1920. He was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, Connecticut.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Peter Davis Oakley". Retrieved 2015-05-07. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustine Lonergan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1915 – 1917
Succeeded by
Augustine Lonergan