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Louis Petri

Louis Petri, business executive. Decorated Gran Ufficiale, Order of Merit (Italy). Member American-Italy Society (Chairman of the Board San Francisco).


  • Petri, Louis was born on October 13, 1912 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Angelo and Amelia (Guidi) Petri.

  • Education

    • Student San Jose State Teachers College, University of California, also medical school U. St. Louis.


    • 1 daughter, Patricia Mary. Began as general winery worker Petri Wine Company, 1934, president, 1944-1964, Chairman of the Board, 1964-1968. President, chief Executive officer United Vintners.

      Director, member Executive Committee, compensation and pension committee Foremost-McKesson, Inc. Director Bank of America Northwest Territories & SA, Bankam. Corporation, Edward D. Sultan Company, Honolulu, John Burton Machine Company, Concord, California.


    Member American-Italy Society (Chairman of the Board San Francisco). Clubs: World Trade, Pacific, Villa Taverna, Bohemian, St. Francis Yacht, Olympic (San Francisco).


    • Married Flori Cella, July 21, 1935.
    • father: Angelo Petri
    • mother: Amelia (Guidi) Petri
    • spouse: Flori Cella
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    Born October 13, 1912
    Died April 7, 1980
    (aged 67)