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Peter George Peterson
20th United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
February 29, 1972 – February 1, 1973
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Maurice Stans
Succeeded by Frederick B. Dent
Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations
In office
Preceded by David Rockefeller
Succeeded by Carla A. Hills / Robert E. Rubin
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
In office
Personal details
Born June 5, 1926(1926-06-05)
Kearney, Nebraska, U.S.
Died March 20, 2018(2018-03-20) (aged 91)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Joan Ganz Cooney (m. 1980–present) «start: (1980)»"Marriage: Joan Ganz Cooney to Peter George Peterson" Location: (linkback:

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.[1]

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


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