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Peter H. Dominick

Peter Hoyt Dominick
United States Senator
from Colorado
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by John A. Carroll
Succeeded by Gary Hart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963
Preceded by Byron L. Johnson
Succeeded by Donald G. Brotzman
United States Ambassador to Switzerland
In office
April 25, 1975 – July 10, 1975
Preceded by Shelby Cullom Davis
Succeeded by Nathaniel Davis
Personal details
Born July 7, 1915
Stamford, Connecticut
Died March 18, 1981(1981-03-18) (aged 65)
Hobe Sound, Florida
Alma mater Yale University
Yale Law School
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Air Corps
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank Captain
Battles/wars World War II

Peter Hoyt Dominick (July 7, 1915 – March 18, 1981) was a politician and lawyer from Colorado. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the United States Senate from 1963 to 1975. His uncle, Howard Alexander Smith, was a U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1944 to 1959.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Dominick graduated from St. Mark's School in 1933, from Yale University in 1937 as a member of Scroll and Key, and Yale Law School in 1940. He practiced law in New York City from 1940 until 1942, when he entered the United States Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet at the outset of American fighting in World War II. He served until his separation from military service in 1945, as a captain. He briefly recommenced his legal practice in New York City in 1946, before moving that same year to Denver, Colorado, where he continued to practice.

Dominick entered politics when he was elected as a Republican to the Colorado House of Representatives, where he served from 1957 to 1961. In 1960, he made a successful run for the United States House of Representatives, defeating incumbent freshman Democrat Byron L. Johnson, and he abandoned his law career in 1961. After a single term in the House of Representatives, Dominick was elected to the United States Senate, defeating one-term incumbent Democrat John A. Carroll, 53.6% to 45.6%. He was reelected in 1968 over Stephen L. R. McNichols, a former Governor of Colorado, 58.6% to 41.5%.

Senator Dominick served as chairman of the [[National

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