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Donald Archibald Petrie

Donald Archibald Petrie, American lawyer, investment banker, publisher. Bar: Illinois 1947, New York 1961, District of Columbia 1970. Treasurer Democratic National Committee, 1972; Member Century Association, University Club.

Background

  • Petrie, Donald Archibald was born on April 27, 1921 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of James MacFarlin and Emma (Leunig) Petrie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1942. Juris Doctor, University Chicago, 1947.

    Career

    • Partner D'Ancona, Pflaum, Wyatt & Riskind, Chicago, 1947-1955. Vice president Hertz Corporation, 1955-1959, executive vice president, director, 1959-1960. President Hertz American Express International, Ltd., 1960-1961.

      Chairman executive committee Avis Rent A Car, 1962-1966. Partner Lazard Freres & Company, New York City, 1967-1971, 78—. Of counsel Courdert Brothers, Washington, 1973-1974.

      Public Washington Monitor, 1975-1977. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Harper's Magazine, 1982-1983. Chairman Leadership Directories, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1947, New York 1961, District of Columbia 1970.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Treasurer Democratic National Committee, 1972. Member Century Association, University Club.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Elfrieda Hauser, June 28, 1942 (divorced 1971). Children: Ann Elizabeth Sauter, James MacFarlin. Married Elizabeth M. Greenfield, September 12, 1973 (divorced 1995).

      Married Mary S. Cook, December 29, 1995.
    • father: James MacFarlin Petrie
    • mother: Emma (Leunig) Petrie
    • spouses: Ruth Elfrieda Hauser
    • Elizabeth M. Greenfield
    • Mary S. Cook
    • children: Ann Elizabeth Sauter Petrie
    • James MacFarlin Petrie
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    Nationality
    • 1942
      University Chicago
    • 1947
      University Chicago
    • 1947 - 1955
      Partner, D'Ancona
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1960 - 1961
      president, Hertz American Express International
    • 1962 - 1966
      chairman, executive committee Avis Rent A Car
    • 1967 - 1971
      partner, Lazard Freres & Company
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