Peter Early Love

Peter Early Love (* July 7, 1818 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, † November 8, 1866 in Thomasville, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1859 and 1861 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Peter Love attended until 1829, Franklin College, now part of the University of Georgia. Then he studied until 1838 at the Philadelphia College Medicine. He then worked for a short time as a doctor. After studying law and its made ​​in 1839 admitted to the bar he began in Thomasville to work in his new profession. In 1843 he was prosecutor in the southern part of the State of Georgia. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In 1849 he was elected to the Senate from Georgia. 1853 Love Judge of the Superior Court of the Southern District of Georgia.

In the congressional elections of 1858 Peter Love was in the first electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Lindsay Seward on March 4, 1859. The ensuing term in Congress was overshadowed by the events in the immediate run-up to the Civil War. In view of Georgia's withdrawal from the Union put Love his mandate on 23 January 1861. After his time in the House, he again worked as a lawyer in Thomasville. Love was elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia yet in 1861. He died on November 8, 1866 in Thomasville.