Peter Bentley (mayor)

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Peter Bentley, Sr.
5th Mayor of Jersey City
In office
April, 1843 – April, 1844
Preceded by Thomas A. Alexander
Succeeded by Phineas C. Dummer
Personal details
Born 1805
Halfmoon, New York
Died September 26, 1875(1875-09-26) (aged 70)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey

Peter Bentley, Sr. (1805 – September 26, 1875) was the fifth mayor of Jersey City in New Jersey. He succeeded Thomas A. Alexander. He served a single one-year term from April 1843 to April 1844.[1] He was succeeded by Phineas C. Dummer.

Born on a farm in Halfmoon, New York, he moved to Jersey City in 1825 and became a lawyer in 1834. After his term as mayor, he left politics. He later organized the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank (currently the First National Bank of Jersey City) and became its President. In addition, he was Vice-President of the Savings Bank of Jersey City, Treasurer and later Director of the Gas Company and Treasurer of the Jersey City and Bergen Plank Road Company. He died in Jersey City and was buried in the Old Bergen Church Cemetery in Jersey City.

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  1. ^ Winfield, Charles (1874). History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: from its earliest settlement to the present time. Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Co. p. 289. 

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