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lawyer , publisher , investment banker

Donald Archibald Petrie, American lawyer, investment banker, publisher. Bar: Illinois 1947, New York 1961, District of Columbia 1970. Treasurer Democratic National Committee, 1972; Member Century Association, University Club.


Petrie, Donald Archibald was born on April 27, 1921 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. Son of James MacFarlin and Emma (Leunig) Petrie.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1942;Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1947.


Partner, D'Ancona, Pflaum, Wyatt & Riskind, Chicago, 1947-1955;vice president, Hertz Corporation, 1955-1959;executive vice president, director, Hertz Corporation, 1959-1960;president, Hertz American Express International, Ltd., 1960-1961;chairman of the executive committee, Avis Rent A Car, 1962-1966;partner, Lazard Freres & Company. New York City, 1967-1971, 78-. Of counsel Courdert Brothers, Washington, 1973-1974.

Public Washington Monitor, 1975-1977. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Harper's Magazine, 1982-1983. Chairman Leadership Directories, Inc.


  • Bar: Illinois 1947, New York 1961, District of Columbia 1970.


Treasurer Democratic National Committee, 1972. Member Century Association, University Club.


Married Ruth Elfrieda Hauser, June 28, 1942 (divorced 1971). Children: Ann Elizabeth Sauter, James MacFarlin. Married Elizabeth M. Greenfield, September 12, 1973 (divorced 1995).

Married Mary S. Cook, December 29, 1995.

James MacFarlin Petrie

Emma (Leunig) Petrie

Ruth Elfrieda Hauser

Elizabeth M. Greenfield

Mary S. Cook

Ann Elizabeth Sauter Petrie

James MacFarlin Petrie