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James Lincoln Peterson

James Lincoln Peterson, museum executive.

Background

  • Peterson, James Lincoln was born on November 12, 1942 in Kewanee, Illinois, United States. Son of Reinold Gustav and Florence Josephine (Kjellgren) Peterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1972.

    Career

    • Science teacher public schools, Illinois and Minnesota, 1964-1968. Research assistant University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1968-1972. Research associate University Wisconsin, Madison, 1972-1974.

      Staff ecologist National Commission Water Quality, Washington, 1974-1975. Vice president research Academy National Sciences, Philadelphia, 1976-1984, vice president development, 1982-1984. President Science Museum Minnesota, St. Paul, from 1984.

    Membership

    Board directors Eastern Pennsylvania chapter Nature Conservancy, Philadelphia, 1982-1984, Downtown Council, St. Paul, 1986-1993, Keystone (Colorado) Center, 1989-1993. Member St. Paul Riverfront Commission, 1987-1991. Member advisory committee University Minnesota College Biological Sciences, 1989-1995.

    Member Association Science Museum Directors, Association Science and Technology Centers (president 1993-1995), Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (president 1986-1989), St. Paul C. of Chamber (board directors 1985-1989), Informal Club.

    Connections

    • Married M. Susan Pepin, August 15, 1964. Children: Hans C., Erika C.
    • father: Reinold Gustav Peterson
    • mother: Florence Josephine (Kjellgren) Peterson
    • spouse: M. Susan Pepin
    • children: Hans C. Peterson
    • Erika C. Peterson
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    Born November 12, 1942
    Died July 22, 2007
    (aged 64)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Gustavus Adolphus College
    • 1972
      University Nebraska
    • 1964 - 1968
      Science teacher, public schools
    • 1968 - 1972
      research assistant, University Nebraska
      Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      research associate, University Wisconsin
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      staff ecologist National Commission Water Quality
      Washington, United States
    • 1976 - 1984
      vice president, research Academy National Sciences
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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