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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Illinois 1957.

Membership

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).

Connections

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