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Peter George Peterson
|Peter George Peterson|
|20th United States Secretary of Commerce|
February 29, 1972 – February 1, 1973
|Preceded by||Maurice Stans|
|Succeeded by||Frederick B. Dent|
|Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations|
|Preceded by||David Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||Carla A. Hills / Robert E. Rubin|
|Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York|
|Born|| June 5, 1926|
Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died|| March 20, 2018 (aged 91)|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joan Ganz Cooney (m. 1980–present)|
Peter George "Pete" Peterson (June 5, 1926 – March 20, 2018) was an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, philanthropist, and author.
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.
- Hiltzik, Michael (October 2, 2012). "Unmasking the most influential billionaires in U.S. politics". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/02/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20121003. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
- Stout, David (March 20, 2018). "Peter G. Peterson, financier who warned of rising national debt, dies at 91". https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/peter-g-peterson-financier-who-warned-of-rising-national-debt-dies-at-91/2018/03/20/8593827a-2c51-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html?utm_term=.febb65966942.
- "Peter G. Peterson, a Power From Wall St. to Washington, Dies at 91". The New York Times. March 20, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/obituaries/peter-g-peterson-dies-power-from-wall-st-to-washington.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=46D2026FD90154F7821BF756C63A98CC&gwt=pay. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
- Biography from Blackstone Group
- The Concord Coalition biography
- Brandt 21 Forum biography
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- "Transcript: Conversation with a Conservative: Peter G. Peterson". Mother Jones. October 26, 2004. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/10/transcript-conversation-conservative-peter-g-peterson. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
- "Transcript: Bill Moyers Interviews Peter Peterson". NOW on PBS. September 26, 2003. https://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript_peterson.html. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
- "The Tri-Deficits: Why They Matter and What to Do About Them". John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. October 5, 2005. http://forum.iop.harvard.edu/content/tri-deficits-why-they-matter-and-what-do-about-them. Retrieved October 30, 2012.