Robert B. F. Peirce
Born in Laurel, Indiana, Peirce attended the public schools and also educated by private tutors. He served in the Civil War as second lieutenant of Company H, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He was graduated from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, in 1866. He studied law at Shelbyville, Indiana. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville in 1867.
Peirce was elected prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County in 1868 and reelected in 1870 and 1872.
Peirce was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He was appointed receiver for the Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railway. He died in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 5, 1898. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
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