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Gregor Goss Peterson

Gregor Goss Peterson, business executive.


  • Peterson, Gregor Goss was born on September 4, 1932 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Clarence Walter and Lillian Inez (Goss) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1959.


    • Staff assistant controller's department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, San Jose, California, 1959-1961. Vice president Sutter Hill Company, Palo Alto, 1961-1966, president, 1966-1970, Genstar Pacific Corporation, Palo Alto, 1970-1976. Executive vice president Genstar Corporation, San Francisco, 1979-1983.

      Member faculty Stanford Graduate School Business, 1976-1978. Director First American Finance Corporation, Santa Ana, California, Hogan Systems, Inc., Dallas, Xycor Systems Inc., San Diego, California.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Board directors Family Service of the Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto, 1968-1971. Trustee Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, 1977-1979. Chairman Stanford University Athletic Board, 1987-1988.

    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Stanford Business School Alumni Association (president 1972-1973, executive board), Society Fellows Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies, Newcomen Society, United States Marine Corps History Society (advisory board).


    • Married Dion Zaches, December 23, 1954. Children: Christopher John, Eric Walter.
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    Died April 2, 2001
    (aged 68)
    • 1954
      Stanford University
    • 1959
      Stanford University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Staff assistant, controller's department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1961 - 1966
      vice president, Sutter Hill Company
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1976
      vice president, Sutter Hill Company
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      member, faculty Stanford Graduate School Business
    • 1979 - 1983
      executive, vice president Genstar Corporation
      San Francisco, California, United States