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Peter Kyros

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Peter Kyros
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byStanley Tupper
Succeeded byDavid Emery
Personal details
Peter Nicholas Kyros

(1925-07-11)July 11, 1925
Portland, Maine, U.S.
DiedJuly 10, 2012(2012-07-10) (aged 86)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Harvard University (LLB)
Military service
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1944–1953

Peter Nicholas Kyros (July 11, 1925 – July 10, 2012) was an American attorney, politician, and lobbyist who served as a Democratic U.S. representative from Maine from 1967 to 1975.

Early life and education


Born in Portland, Maine, to Greek immigrants,[1] Kyros attended the Portland Public Schools completed an engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1947 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1957.



Kyros served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1953 and was discharged with rank of lieutenant. He was admitted to the bar in 1957 and commenced the practice of law in Portland, Maine. From 1957 to 1959, Kyros served as counsel to the Maine Public Utilities Commission.



Kyros was elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress, narrowly losing to Republican nominee David Emery, and tried unsuccessfully to regain the seat in 1976.[2]

Later career


He served in the United States Department of State from 1980 to 1982.

Kyros resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., lobbying "for several firms active on Capitol Hill, advocating for scientific and medical research".[2]

Personal life


Kyros died on July 10, 2012.[3]

  • United States Congress. "Peter Kyros (id: K000356)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ "United States Census, 1940", FamilySearch, retrieved April 2, 2018
  2. ^ a b Diamon, Al, "Speak No Ill Of The Dead" Archived 2013-12-23 at the Wayback Machine, Downeast magazine blog, July 15, 2012. Lobbying quote from MaineToday Media story by Kevin Miller. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  3. ^ "Former Congressman Peter N. Kyros dies". July 11, 2012. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2012.