Peter W. Breene

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Peter W. Breene was the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. He was a Republican and served from 1885 to 1887 under Governor Benjamin Harrison Eaton.[1]

Breene was born in August, 1846 in Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland. He immigrated to Indiana and became a miner. He moved to Leadville, Colorado in 1877 and amassed a fortune in mining. He became an organizer and leader among the miners. He served in the Colorado House of Representatives (1883 -1885), as lieutenant governor from 1885 to 1887, and as the Colorado State Treasurer from 1887 to 1889. He died December 24, 1926 in Leadville.


  1. ^ State of Colorado: Breene page
Political offices
Preceded by
William H. Meyer
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Norman H. Meldrum