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Gregor Goss Peterson, business executive.


Peterson, Gregor Goss was born on September 4, 1932 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Clarence Walter and Lillian Inez (Goss) Peterson.


Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Stanford University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1959.


Staff assistant controller's department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, San Jose, California, 1959-1961. Vice president Sutter Hill Company, Palo Alto, 1961-1966, president, 1966-1970, Genstar Pacific Corporation, Palo Alto, 1970-1976. Executive vice president Genstar Corporation, San Francisco, 1979-1983.

Member faculty Stanford Graduate School Business, 1976-1978. Director First American Finance Corporation, Santa Ana, California, Hogan Systems, Inc., Dallas, Xycor Systems Inc., San Diego, California.


Board directors Family Service of the Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto, 1968-1971. Trustee Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, 1977-1979. Chairman Stanford University Athletic Board, 1987-1988.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957. Member Stanford Business School Alumni Association (president 1972-1973, executive board), Society Fellows Aspen Institute Humanistic Studies, Newcomen Society, United States Marine Corps History Society (advisory board).


Married Dion Zaches, December 23, 1954. Children: Christopher John, Eric Walter.

Clarence Walter Peterson

Lillian Inez (Goss) Peterson

Dion Zaches

Christopher John Peterson

Eric Walter Peterson