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Peter G. Peterson

Peter G. PetersonAKA Peter George Peterson

Born: 5-Jun-1926
Birthplace: Kearney, NE

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Government, Philanthropist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations

Father: George Peterson (born Georgios Petropoulos)
Mother: Venetia Paul
Wife: Sally Hornbogen (m. 1953, div. 1979, four sons, one daughter)
Wife: Joan Ganz Cooney (Children's Television Workshop, m. 1980, five children)
Son: Michael Alexander Peterson (by Sally)

    High School: (Kearney, NE, 1942)
    University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (dropped out)
    University: BS, Northwestern University (1947, summa cum laude)
    University: MBA, University of Chicago (1951)

    Blackstone Group Co-Founder (1985-)
    Lehman Brothers CEO (1973-84)
    US Secretary of Commerce (1972-73 under Richard M. Nixon)
    White House Staff Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs (1971-72)
    Bell and Howell CEO (1963-71)
    Bell and Howell President (1961-63)
    Bell and Howell Executive VP (1958-61)
    Member of the Board of 3M
    Member of the Board of Bell and Howell (as Chairman, 1963-71)
    Member of the Board of Black and Decker
    Member of the Board of Blackstone Group (as Senior Chairman)
    Member of the Board of CITGO
    Member of the Board of The Continental Group (past)
    Member of the Board of Federated Department Stores
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of New York (as Chairman, 2000-04)
    Member of the Board of General Foods
    Member of the Board of Lehman Brothers (as Chairman, 1973-77)
    Member of the Board of 3M
    Member of the Board of RCA
    Member of the Board of Sony
    Committee for Economic Development Trustee
    Common Good Advisory Board
    Concord Coalition Founding President
    Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Board of Directors
    Council on Competitiveness
    Council on Foreign Relations Chairman
    Every Republican is Crucial PAC
    Friends of Dick Lugar
    Friends of Giuliani Exploratory Committee
    Friends of Senator D'Amato 1998 Committee
    George W. Bush for President
    Gephardt for President
    Institute for International Economics Founding Chairman
    Japan Society Trustee
    John Kerry for President
    John McCain 2008
    McCain 2000
    McCain for Senate '98
    McCain Victory Committee
    Museum of Modern Art Trustee
    National Bureau of Economic Research Board of Directors
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Nixon Center Director
    Pilgrims Society
    Public Agenda Board of Directors
    Straight Talk America
    Women's Economic Round Table Honorary Committee
    World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Board of Directors
    Wedding: George Stephanopoulos and Alexandra Wentworth (2001)
    Greek Ancestry

Author of books:
Running On Empty: How The Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It (2004, nonfiction)
Gray Dawn: How The Coming Age Wave Will Transform America -- And The World (1999, nonfiction)
Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old? (1996, nonfiction)
Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream (1993, nonfiction)
he Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond (2009, memoir)


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