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Peter George Peterson

American businessman, investment banker, philanthropist, and author

Peter George "Pete" Peterson (June 5, 1926 – March 20, 2018) was an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author.

Peter George Peterson
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20th United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
February 29, 1972 – February 1, 1973
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byMaurice Stans
Succeeded byFrederick B. Dent
Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations
In office
1985–2007
Preceded byDavid Rockefeller
Succeeded byCarla A. Hills / Robert E. Rubin
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
In office
2000–2004
Personal details
Born(1926-06-05)June 5, 1926
Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedMarch 20, 2018(2018-03-20) (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Joan Ganz Cooney (m. 1980)

He served as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973. He was also known as founder and principal funder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation. Peterson was named the most influential billionaire in U.S. politics.[1]

Peterson died on March 20, 2018 at his Manhattan apartment at the age of 91.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hiltzik, Michael (October 2, 2012). "Unmasking the most influential billionaires in U.S. politics". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  2. Stout, David (March 20, 2018). "Peter G. Peterson, financier who warned of rising national debt, dies at 91". Washington Post.
  3. "Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91". The New York Times. March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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