PETER TIERNAN, justice of the peace of the town of Middletown, was born in Ireland, but came to America in 1851
and settled in Tompkinsville.
Mr. Tiernan has always taken an active and prominent part in county and local affairs, and as early as 1853 was
elected school trustee, which office he held for two terms and the office of school collector for three terms;
and in 1876 and 188o he was tax collector for the town of Middletown. He is now serving his eighth term of justice
of the peace, and is the oldest justice in Richmond county. At the expiration of this present term of office he
will have served the county thirty two years in that capacity.
He has also served for fifteen years as a member of Neptune Fire Engine Co. No. 6, and eight years in the 69th
Reg't. N. Y. S. M.
Mr. Tiernan has always been a Democrat and taken a prominent part in councils of his party in which he wielded
no inconsiderable influence. His court has always maintained a high reputation for the justice and impartiality
of his decisions.
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.
Richmond County, NY
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