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Morris Blaine Peterson (March 26, 1906 – July 15, 1985) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

Born in Ogden, Utah, Peterson attended the public schools and Weber College. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1931 and from Georgetown Law School in 1938. Law clerk to Justice Eugene E. Pratt of the Utah State Supreme Court. He engaged in the private practice of law in 1941. He served in the State legislature 1955-1957. Weber County attorney.

Peterson was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1963) in an extremely close election against A. Walter Steveson. Peterson won by just 68 votes.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. He served as member of the Great Salt Lake Authority, Utah from 1968 to 1969. He served as chairman of the Weber County, Utah, Taxpayers Association. He served as special consultant to director of Food for Peace Program, 1963. He was a resident of Ogden, Utah until his death there July 15, 1985. He was interred in Ogden, Utah's Ogden City Cemetery.

  1. ^ Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 8, 1960, Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives

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