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James Lincoln Peterson, museum executive.

Background

Peterson, James Lincoln was born on November 12, 1942 in Kewanee, Illinois, United States. Son of Reinold Gustav and Florence Josephine (Kjellgren) Peterson.

Education

Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1972.

Career

Science teacher public schools, Illinois and Minnesota, 1964-1968;research assistant, U. Nebraska, Lincoln, 1968-1972;research associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972-1974;staff ecologist, National Commission Water Quality, Washington, 1974-1975;vice president research, Academy National Sciences, Philadelphia, 1976-1984;vice president development, Academy National Sciences, Philadelphia, 1982-1984;president, Science Museum Minnesota, St. Paul, since 1984.

Membership

Board of directors Eastern Pennsylvania chapter Nature Conservancy, Philadelphia, 1982-1984, DowntownCoun., St. Paul, 1986-1993, Keystone (Colorado) Center, 1989-1993. Member St. Paul Riverfront Commission, 1987-1991. Member of advisory committee University of Minnesota College Biological Sciences, 1989-1995.

Member Association Science Museum Dirs., Association Science and Technology Centers (president 1993-1995), Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (president 1986-1989), St. Paul Chamber of Commerce(board directors 1985-1989), Informal Club.

Connections

Married M. Susan Pepin, August 15, 1964. Children: Hans C., Erika C.

father:
Reinold Gustav Peterson

mother:
Florence Josephine (Kjellgren) Peterson

spouse:
M. Susan Pepin

children:
Hans C. Peterson

Erika C. Peterson