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George Nelson Peek

George Nelson Peek, American agricultural products executive, federal official. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; Chevalier Legion of Honor (French); Commander Order of the Crown (Belgium); Knight of the Crown of Italy.

Background

  • Peek, George Nelson was born on November 19, 1873 in Polo, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Adeline (Chase) Peek.

  • Education

    • Graduate Oregon (Illinois) High School, 1891. Student Northwestern University, 1891-1892.

    Career

    • With Deere & Webber Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1893-1901. Vice-president and manager John Deere Plow Company, Omaha, 1901-1911. Vice president Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, 1911-1919.

      Commissioner of finished products, War Industries Board, 1918. Chairman Industrial Board, unites states department of Commerce, 1919. President and general manager Moline Plow Company, Moline, Illinois, 1919-1923.

      Administrator of A.A.A., May-December, 1933. Special adviser to the president on foreign trade and president of Export-Import Bank of Washington and of 2d Export-Import Bank of Washington, March 1934-December 1935. Director Maizewood Insulation Company President American Council of Agriculture and chairman of the executive committee of 22 North Central States Agricultural Conference, 1925-1928.

      Chairman Alfred E. Smith Independent Orgns. Committee presidential campaign, 1928.

    Works

    • Author of numerous pamphlets and articles on national agricultural policy and on foreign trade. Co-author: Equality for Agriculture. Why Quit Our Own.

    Membership

    Clubs: Rock Island Arsenal Golf. Member Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Georgia Lindsey, December 22, 1903.
    • father: Henry Clay Peek
    • mother: Adeline (Chase) Peek
    • spouse: Georgia Lindsey
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    Born November 19, 1873
    Died December 17, 1943
    (aged 70)
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