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writing instrument manufacturing executive

James Robert Peterson was American writing instrument manufacturing executive. Recipient Bronze Tablet award University Illinois. Former member board directors Boy Scouts American, past president Viking council; member board regents St. Olaf College, 1974-1991. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1945-1950. Member Pilgrims of the United States, Tequesta Country Club, Bear Path Golf & Country Club, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Background

Peterson, James Robert was born on October 28, 1927 in Momence, Illinois, United States. Son of Clyde and Pearl (Deliere) Peterson.

Education

Student, St. Thomas College, 1945;student, Iowa State University, 1945-1946;student, University Colorado, 1946;student, Northwestern University, 1946;Bachelor of Science in Marketing cum laude, University of Illinois, 1952;graduate executive Master of Business Administration program, Stanford University, 1967.

Career

With, Pillsbury Company, Minneapolis, 1952-1976;brand manager grocery products, Pillsbury Company, 1953-1957;brand supervisor flour, Pillsbury Company, 1957-1961;director marketing, Pillsbury Company, 1961-1966;vice president marketing, Pillsbury Company, 1966-1968;vice president, general manager, Grocery Products Company, 1968-1971;group vice president consumer companies, Grocery Products Company, 1971-1973;president, director, Grocery Products Company, 1973-1976;executive vice president, director, Richard Joshua Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1976-1982;president, chief Executive officer, director, Parker Pen Company, Janesville, Wisconsin, 1982-1985. Director Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York City, 1977-1998, Waste Management, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, 1980-1998, Insurance Health, Inc., Westport, Connecticut, 1996-1998.

Religion

The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Former member board directors Boy Scouts American, past president Viking county. Member board regents St. Olaf College, 1974-1991. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1945-1950.

Member Pilgrims of the United States, Tequesta Country Club, Bear Path Golf & Country Club, Bodega Harbour Golf, Links Club, Jupiter Hills Club, Beta Lamma Sigma.

Connections

Married Betty Windham, May 12, 1949. Children: Richard James, Lynn Peterson Anderson, Susan Peterson Hanske, John Windham.

father:
Clyde Peterson

mother:
Pearl (Deliere) Peterson

spouse:
Betty Windham

child:
Richard James Peterson

child:
Lynn Peterson Anderson Peterson

child:
Susan Peterson Hanske Peterson

child:
John Windham Peterson