Collin Peterson

American politician

Collin Clark Peterson (born June 29, 1944) is an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district from 1991 to 2021. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party,.

Collin Peterson
Chair of the House Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byMike Conaway
Succeeded byDavid Scott
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byBob Goodlatte
Succeeded byFrank Lucas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Minnesota's 7th district
In office
January 3, 1991 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byArlan Stangeland
Succeeded byMichelle Fischbach
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 10th district
In office
January 4, 1977 – January 5, 1987
Preceded byRoger L. Hanson
Succeeded byCal Larson
Personal details
Collin Clark Peterson

(1944-06-29) June 29, 1944 (age 79)
Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationMinnesota State University, Moorhead (BA)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1963–1969
UnitArmy National Guard

In 2020, Peterson was defeated by Republican Michelle Fischbach, ending a 30-year career in the United States House of Representatives.[1]


  1. "Michelle Fischbach unseats Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota". AP NEWS. 2020-11-04. Retrieved 2020-11-07.