Peter H. Dominick

Peter Hoyt Dominick (* July 7, 1915 in Stamford, Connecticut, † March 18, 1981 in Hobe Sound, Florida ) was an American politician ( Republican), who represented the state of Colorado in both chambers of Congress.

Peter Dominick made ​​in 1933 graduated from the St. Mark's School in Southborough and graduated in 1937 at Yale University, where he was a member of the fraternity Scroll and Key. In 1940 he presented at the Law School of Yale from his bar exam, after which he practiced first in New York. In 1942, he joined the United States Army Air Corps and served as a flight cadet. At the end of the war in 1945 he had attained the rank of Captain. After leaving the military, he returned briefly to New York, before he settled down in 1946 as lawyer in Denver.

His political career began in 1957 with membership of the House of Representatives from Colorado, where he served until 1961. In that year he moved into the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC, where he succeeded in the election, defeating the Democratic incumbent Byron L. Johnson. After only one term to Dominick in 1962 applied for a seat in the Senate of the United States and was again successful; even here his opponent had gone out of office out in the election with John A. Carroll. When Senator Dominick followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Howard Alexander Smith, who had been sitting 1944-1959 for New Jersey in this chamber of parliament.

Dominick was challenged in 1968 by former Governor Stephen McNichols, he but clearly defeated with a vote share of 58.6 percent. After that, he was from 1971 to 1973, among other things Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. In 1974 he stood for election for a third time, but lost this time in the national trend Democrat Gary Hart, where Dominick was only 39.5 percent of the vote.

After retiring from the Senate Dominick was appointed by U.S. President Gerald Ford to the United States Ambassador in Switzerland. This office he held as a successor to Shelby Cullom Davis but only from April 25 to July 10, 1975 from; then he sat down in Cherry Hills Village to rest.