In 1987 Peter was appointed as a District Court Judge in Palmer, Alaska. He was on the bench for 16 years and made a significant impact on the legal community of Alaska. His professional accomplishments are numerous and distinguished. He received the Judge Nora Guinn award in 2013 by the Alaska Bar Association for his work in providing aid to rural communities, especially the Alaskan native population.
Peter's interests included photography, poetry, music, and art. His last great love was the ukulele and he formed a ukulele group of Alaskan judges and lawyers.
Peter was a member of The Red Circle in Washington, D.C. in the 1970s. He published articles in many Sherlockian journals, created a short-lived scion society called "The Pawky Humorists" which issued a single newsletter, and was a founding member of an epicurean scion in Washington, D.C. called "The Dining Detectives."
Peter Ashman was invested into the Baker Street Irregulars in 1982 as "Peter Steiler the Elder."
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