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Val Peterson

AKA Frederick Valdemar Erastus Peterson

Born: 18-Jul-1903
Birthplace: Oakland, NE
Died: 17-Oct-1983
Location of death: Fremont, NE
Cause of death: Respiratory failure
Remains: Buried, Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, NE

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII, Lt. Col.)

Father: Henry C. Peterson
Mother: Hermanda Swanberg
Wife: Elizabeth Howells Pleak (m. 6-Jun-1929, d. 1979)

    University: BA, Wayne State Teachers College (1927)
    University: MA Political Science, University of Nebraska
    Administrator: Regent, University of Nebraska (1963-66)

    US Ambassador to Finland (1969-73)
    US Ambassador to Denmark (1957-61)
    US Official Dir., Federal Civil Defense Administration (1953-57)
    US Official Member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (1953-55)
    Governor of Nebraska (1947-53)
    Nebraska State Official Admin. Asst. to Gov. Dwight P. Griswold (1941-42)
    American Legion
    Fraternal Order of Eagles
    Rotary International
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Risk Factors: Alzheimer's

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