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Peter Tower

Peter Tower, brokerage house executive.


  • Tower, Peter was born on May 29, 1921 in Niagara Falls, New York, United States. Son of Clarence Eugene and Mabel Barret (Paterson) Tower.

  • Education

    • Student, Cornell University, 1941.


    • Clerk C.J. Tower and Sons, Niagara Falls, 1946-1949, partner, 1949-1956. Vice president C.J. Tower and Sons, Inc., Niagara Falls and Buffalo, 1956-1963, president eastern United States, 1963-1987, C.J. Tower, Inc., eastern United States, since 1988. Vice-chairman upstate New York district export council United States Department Commerce, since 1978.

      Member advisory committee on commercial operations of the United States customs Treasury Department, since 1988. Board directors Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, First Empire State Corporation.


    • Married Elizabeth Nelson Clarke, August 29, 1942. Children: Mollie Paterson Byrnes, Cynthia Clarke Doyle.
    • father: Clarence Eugene Tower
    • mother: Mabel Barret (Paterson) Tower
    • spouse: Elizabeth Nelson Clarke
    • children: Mollie Paterson Byrnes Tower
    • Cynthia Clarke Doyle Tower
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    • 1941
      Cornell University
    • 1946 - 1949
      Clerk, C.J. Tower and Sons
      Niagara Falls, New York, United States
    • 1956 - 1963
      vice president, C.J. Tower and Sons
    • 1988
      vice president, C.J. Tower and Sons