Peter W. Strader

Peter Wilson Strader ( born November 6, 1818 in Shawnee, Warren County, New Jersey, † February 25, 1881 in Ashtabula, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1869 to 1871 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Peter Wilson Strader was born in Shawnee. Shortly after his birth he moved with his parents to Lebanon. They settled there. He attended the public schools of general education. After his graduation he was, inter alia, Years working in a print shop. In 1835 he moved to Cincinnati. There he was, inter alia, worked as an engineer.

As a Democratic candidate, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, succeeding Benjamin Eggleston in the U.S. congressional elections in 1868. In 1869 he took up his mandate. The 1st District of Ohio, he represented until 1871, when the midterm elections in 1870 he lost his seat to Aaron F. Perry. After retiring from Congress, he retired. He lived until his death in 1881 in Ashtabula. In the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, he was buried.