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Pete Peterson

AKA Douglas Brian Peterson

Born: 26-Jun-1935
Birthplace: Omaha, NE

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001

Military service: USAF (1954-80)

Shot down by North Vietnamese forces and held as a prisoner of war from 10 September 1966 to 4 March 1973. Peterson later served as the first US Ambassador to Vietnam since the war.

Wife: Carlotta Ann Neal (m. 4-Oct-1956, d. 1995 breast cancer)
Son: Michael
Daughter: Paula
Son: Douglas (d.)
Wife: Vi Le (m. 1998)

    High School: Milton Public High School, Milton, IA (1953)
    University: Iowa Wesleyan University
    University: BA, University of Tampa (1976)
    University: PhD, Central Michigan University (1977)
    Administrator: Dozier School for Boys, Marianna, FL
    Professor: Florida State University (1984-90)

    US Ambassador to Vietnam (1997-2001)
    US Congressman, Florida 2nd (1991-97)
    American Academy of Diplomacy
    Converted to Catholicism
    Taken Prisoner of War
    Tortured Hanoi, Vietnam (1966-73)
    Funeral: Richard Nixon (1994)


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