Peers is a surname, and may refer to:
- Donald Peers
- Edgar Allison Peers, an English academician
- Gavin Peers
- Kerry Peers
- Michael Peers
- Teddy Peers (1886-1935), Welsh international footballer
- William R. Peers, an American General who investigated the My Lai Massacre
Other articles related to "peers, peer":
... The National Park Service states that the Peers House has importance by virtue of its association with the site of General Robert E ... Hiram Clark of the 185th New York Infantry near the Peers house on the morning of April 9, 1865 ... The Peers House embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, and method of construction of mid-nineteenth century rural Virginia ...
... In the United Kingdom, members of the highest echelon of the aristocracy, the hereditary peers were, until 1999, members of the House of Lords—the upper house of the ... the Duke of Norfolk, who always serves as Earl Marshal, the hereditary peer who serves as Lord Great Chamberlain (currently the Marquess of Cholmondeley), and ... Since 1958, non-hereditary "life peers" have been created, who are automatically members of the House of Lords for life with the right to be known by their title ...
... minister Maurice Peston, Baron Peston of Mile End (1987), Labour peer economist, father of the BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston Beatrice Plummer, Labour politician Samuel Segal (1964), Deputy Speaker of the House ...
... example, is designed to favor the fastest peers available – if that is changed to favor the closest peers instead then it must affect the speed ... The equality and balance of peers would be lost – clients on networks with a good "backbone" but slow upload speeds would download slower, and clients using ISPs ...
Famous quotes containing the word peers:
“He could not have been tried by a jury of his peers, because his peers did not exist.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Some [adolescent] girls are depressed because they have lost their warm, open relationship with their parents. They have loved and been loved by people whom they now must betray to fit into peer culture. Furthermore, they are discouraged by peers from expressing sadness at the loss of family relationshipseven to say they are sad is to admit weakness and dependency.”
—Mary Pipher (20th century)
“Passion crashes into obstacles; Reason peers around them.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)