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August Charles Petersen

August Charles Petersen, American real estate investor and developer, accountant, consultant. Certified Public Accountant, Texas; licensed real estate broker, Texas. Recipient Leadership Austin Class award, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 1979, 80; named one of Oustanding Young Men in American, 1982-1988.


  • Petersen, August Charles was born on July 6, 1952 in Weehawken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edwin Howard and Theresa Pauline (Treano) Petersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, East Center University, Ada, Oklahoma, 1975. Master in Professional Accountancy, University Texas, Austin, 1979.


    • Staff accountant Arthur Andersen & Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1975-1977. Assistant instructor accounting department University Texas, Austin, 1977-1979. Senior tax consultant Touche Ross & Company, 1979-1981.

      Partner, chief finance officer The Watson Group, 1981-1984. Managing partner Petersen-Watson Interests, since 1984. Adjunct professor taxation University Texas, Austin, since 1987.

      Board directors Better Business Bureau, Austin.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Texas. Licensed real estate broker, Texas.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Vice president, chairman, state directors American Cancer Society, Texas, since 1979. Chairman, vice president, board directors Austin Volunteer Center, since 1981. Vice president, board directors Austin Area Urban League, since 1982, Austin United Way, since 1984.

    Chairman, member building committee St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Austin, since 1984. Member Diocesan Forum, since 1988, Austin Fng. Trade Council, since 1988, Austin Council Fng.

    Affiars, since 1988. Member Texas Society Certified Public Accountant's (public affairs committee since 1984, chairman 1986-1987). Clubs: Young Men's Business League (speakers bureau 1981-1987), Leadership Austin Association (board directors 1980-1987).



    Athletics, basketball, track, tennis.


    • Married Patsy Ruth Dodge, August 10, 1973. Children: Patrick Dodge, James Andrew.
    • father: Edwin Howard Petersen
    • mother: Theresa Pauline (Treano) Petersen
    • spouse: Patsy Ruth Dodge
    • children: Patrick Dodge Petersen
    • James Andrew Petersen
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    Born July 6, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1975
      East Center University
    • 1979
      University Texas
    • 1975 - 1977
      Staff accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      assistant, instructor accounting department University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      senior, tax consultant Touche Ross & Company
    • 1981 - 1984
      partner, The Watson Group
    • 1981 - 1984
      chief finance officer, The Watson Group
    • 1984
      managing partner, Petersen-Watson Interests