Peter J. Visclosky (born August 13, 1949, in Gary, Indiana) is a United States Representative from Indiana's First Congressional District (see map). He is currently in his ninth term as a member of the House of Representatives.
His first term in Congress began in January of 1984. The First District lies in northwest Indiana and includes all of Lake, Newton, Jasper and Benton counties as well as a major portion of Porter County. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
He was educated at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Indina, Indiana University Northwest in Gary, Indiana, Notre Dame Law School and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and was a lawyer and staff member of the United States House of Representatives before entering the House. This is his first elected office.