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Russell W. Peterson

Russell W. PetersonAKA Russell Wilber Peterson

Born: 3-Oct-1916
Birthplace: Portage, WI
Died: 21-Feb-2011
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Religion: Unitarian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

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

[1] Republican, became a Democrat in 1996.

Father: John Anton Peterson
Mother: Emma Marie Anthony
Wife: Eva Lillian Turner (m. 1937, d., two sons, two daughters)
Son: R. Glen
Son: Peter
Daughter: Kristin
Daughter: Elin
Wife: June Bigelow-Jenkins (m. 1995, until his death)

    High School: Portage High School
BA, University of Wisconsin
    University: PhD, University of Wisconsin (1942)

    National Audubon Society President (1979-85)
    Governor of Delaware (21-Jan-1969 to 16-Jan-1973)
    DuPont scientist, executive (26 years)
    World Wildlife Fund Board Member (1976-82)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science Board Member (1977-82)
    Better World Society President
    Club of Rome
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    John Kerry for President

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Author of books:
Rebel with a Conscience (Apr-1999, memoir)
Patriots, Stand Up!: This Land Is Our Land; Fight to Take It Back (1-Dec-2003, nonfiction)

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