John Bertram Peterson (July 15, 1871 – March 15, 1944) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Manchester in New Hampshire from 1932 until his death in 1944. He previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston in Massachusetts from 1927 to 1932BiographyEarly life
John Peterson was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to a Scandinavian sea captain and an Irish mother. He attended a commercial college in Boston and then worked at Pope Manufacturing Company; he also served as a newspaper reporter. After deciding to join the priesthood, Peterson entered Marist College in Van Buren, Maine. He then studied at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire, from 1893 to 1895 and then entered St. John's Seminary in Boston.Priesthood
Peterson was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston by Auxiliary Bishop John Brady on September 15, 1899. After two years study
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