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George Nelson Peek

agricultural products executive , federal official.

George Nelson Peek, American agricultural products executive, federal official. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal; Chevalier Legion of Honor (French); Commander Order of the Crown (Belgium); Knight of the Crown of Italy.


Peek, George Nelson was born on November 19, 1873 in Polo, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Adeline (Chase) Peek.


Graduate Oregon (Illinois) High School, 1891. Student Northwestern University, 1891-1892.


With Deere & Webber Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1893-1901. Vice-president and manager John Deere Plow Company, Omaha, 1901-1911. Vice president Deere & Company, Moline, Illinois, 1911-1919.

Commissioner of finished products, War Industries Board, 1918. Chairman Industrial Board, unites states department of Commerce, 1919. President and general manager Moline Plow Company, Moline, Illinois, 1919-1923.

Administrator of A.A.A., May-December, 1933. Special adviser to the president on foreign trade and president of Export-Import Bank of Washington and of 2d Export-Import Bank of Washington, March 1934-December 1935. Director Maizewood Insulation Company President American Council of Agriculture and chairman of the executive committee of 22 North Central States Agricultural Conference, 1925-1928.

Chairman Alfred E. Smith Independent Orgns. Committee presidential campaign, 1928.


  • Author of numerous pamphlets and articles on national agricultural policy and on foreign trade. Co-author: Equality for Agriculture. Why Quit Our Own.


Clubs: Rock Island Arsenal Golf. Member Elks.


Married Georgia Lindsey, December 22, 1903.

Henry Clay Peek

Adeline (Chase) Peek

Georgia Lindsey