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Donald Sondergaard Petersen

Donald Sondergaard Petersen, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1957.


  • Petersen, Donald Sondergaard was born on May 14, 1929 in Pontiac, Illinois, United States. Son of Clarence Marius and Esther (Sondergaard) Petersen.

  • Education

    • Student, Grand View College, 1946—1948. Bachelor, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1951. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1956.


    • Associate Norman & Billick and predecessors, Chicago, 1956-1964, partner, 1965-1978. Counsel Sidley & Austin, 1978-1980, partner, 1980-1993, retired, 1993. President Chicago Exhibitors Corporation, Chicago, 1972-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1957.


    Board directors Mount Olive Cemetery Company Inc., Chicago, 1972-1990. Board directors Augustana Hospital, 1983-1987, The Danish Home, 1976—2011. Board directors Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1968-2005, chairman, 1979-1981, 89-91.

    Board directors Lutheran General Health System and predecessors, Park Ridge, 1980-1995, chairman, 1980-1981, 83-85. Board directors, chairman Parkside Health Management Corporation, Parkside Home Health Services, 1985-1988. With United States Army, 1951-1953.

    Member Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association Clubs: Union League (Chicago).


    • Married Alice Thorup, June 5, 1954. Children: Stephen, Susan Petersen Schuh, Sally Petersen Riordan.
    • father: Clarence Marius Petersen
    • mother: Esther (Sondergaard) Petersen
    • spouse: Alice Thorup
    • children: Stephen Petersen
    • Susan Petersen Schuh Petersen
    • Sally Petersen Riordan Petersen
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    Born March 14, 1929