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Walter R. Peterson

Walter R. PetersonAKA Walter Rutherford Peterson, Jr.

Born: 19-Sep-1922
Birthplace: Nashua, NH
Died: 1-Jun-2011
Location of death: Peterborough, NH
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New Hampshire, 1969-73

Military service: US Navy (WWII)

Wife: Dorothy Donova (m. 1949, until his death, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Margaret
Son: Andrew

    High School: New Hampton School
    University: University of New Hampshire
    University: Dartmouth College (1947)
    Administrator: President, Franklin Pierce College (1975-95)
    Administrator: Trustee, University System of New Hampshire (1996-)

    Governor of New Hampshire (2-Jan-1969 to 4-Jan-1973)
    New Hampshire State House of Representatives (1961-69, as Speaker of the House, 1965-69)
    American Legion
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Grange
    Lions Club
    Veterans of Foreign Wars


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