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Peterson Bryant (Pete) Jarman (October 31, 1892 - February 17, 1955) was a U.S. Representative from Alabamamarker.

Early life

Born in Greensboro, Alabamamarker, Jarman attended the public schools, the Normal College, Livingston, Alabamamarker, and Southern Universitymarker, Greensboro, Alabamamarker. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosamarker in 1913, and attended the University of Montpellier, Francemarker, in 1919, after which he served as clerk in probate office in Sumter County, Alabamamarker from 1913 to 1917.

Military career

During the First World War, Jarman served overseas as second and first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Twenty-seventh Infantry. He served in the Alabama National Guard as inspector general with rank of major 1922-1924, and as division inspector of the Thirty-first Infantry Division with rank of lieutenant colonel 1924-1940.

Political career

Jarman served as assistant State examiner of accounts 1919-1930, and as Secretary of State of Alabama 1931-1934. He served as assistant State comptroller in 1935 and 1936. He was a member of the State Democratic executive committee of Alabama 1927-1930.

Jarman was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937–January 3, 1949). He served as chairman of the Committee on Memorials (Seventy-fifth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948.

He was appointed by President Harry S. Truman as Ambassador to Australia on June 8, 1949, and served until July 31, 1953. He died in Washington, D.C.marker, February 17, 1955, and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.

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