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Richard Clayton Peet

Richard Clayton Peet, American lawyer, consultant. Achievements include conceiving Highway Safety Act of 1973 with Congress Wm. Harsha, OH, establishing road safety improvement programs, created (with congress) National Bicentennial Highway Safety Year to promote, organized and chaired (with President Ford) White House Conference on Highway Safety, 1976, Republican candidate for United States President, 1999-2000.

Background

  • Peet, Richard Clayton was born on August 24, 1928 in New York City. Son of Charles Francis and Florence L. (Isaacs) Peet.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1953.

    Career

    • Law clerk Melvin M. Belli, San Francisco, 1954. With The California Company, Standard Oil of California, 1955. Attorney appellate section Lands division Department Justice, Washington, 1956.

      Assistant to deputy general counsel Department Commerce, 1957. Legislation assistant Republican policy committee United States Senate, 1958. Legislation assistant United States Senate minority leader William F. Knowland, 1958.

      Associate counsel House Judiciary Committee, 1959-1962. Associate minority counsel House Public Works Committee, 1969-1974. President Citizens for Highway Safety, 1978-1984.

      Practiced in Washington, 1962-1968. Principal Richard Clayton Peet & Associates, from 1972. Partner Anderson, Pendleton, McMahon, Peet & Donovan, 1977-1980, Anderson, Peet & Company, 1980-1984.

      President, managing director Lincoln Research Center, 1965-1972. Vice president Oil East Corporation, 1978-1983.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include conceiving Highway Safety Act of 1973 with Congress Wm. Harsha, OH, establishing road safety improvement programs, created (with congress) National Bicentennial Highway Safety Year to promote, organized and chaired (with President Ford) White House Conference on Highway Safety, 1976, Republican candidate for United States President, 1999-2000.

    Works

    • Author: Goals for a Constructive Opposition, 1966. Contributing editor: Congressional Digest, 1960-1961, Journal Defense and Diplomacy, 1983-1986, Senate Republican Week, 1991. (weekly radio show) Across the Aisle, 1992.

      Composer: song Stand Up For America, 1971 (George Washington medal Freedom's Foundation 1971), A Monologue With God, 1996, Remembrance House.

    Membership

    Chairman board Workshop Library on World Humor. Republican candidate President of the United States, 1999-2000. With United States Army, 1946-1947, with United States Air Force Reserve, 1950-1955.

    Member Phi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Jean McClure, March 17, 1956 (divorced July, 1988). Children: Victoria Clementine, Alexandra Constance, Elizabeth Erica, Clarissa Barbara.
    • father: Charles Francis Peet
    • mother: Florence L. (Isaacs) Peet
    • spouse: Barbara Jean McClure
    • children: Victoria Clementine Peet
    • Alexandra Constance Peet
    • Elizabeth Erica Peet
    • Clarissa Barbara Peet
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    Born August 24, 1928
    Died September 3, 2006
    (aged 78)
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