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distribution company executive

Peter Strauss, German distribution company executive. Recipient Brotherhood award National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1980, Timothy Patrick Barry Junior award, 1981, Henry Guest Senior award, 1981; Human Relations award American Jewish Committee, 1982; C.A. Homer Powell Memorial award, 1983; named to Tobacco Industry Hall of Fame, 1984.

Background

Strauss, Peter was born on August 27, 1932 in Stuttgart, Germany. Son of Julius and Eva (Kops).

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1954, Master of Business Administration, 1958.

Career

Trainee, General Cigar Company, Inc., 1958-1962, executive vice president operations, 1976-1978. President Metropolitan Distribution Services, Incorporated, New York York City, 1978-1983, Seneco Company, New York City, 1983-1986. President, chief executive officer, owner Metropolitan District Services, Inc., Flushing, New York, since 1987.

Membership

Member New York State advisory committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission, 1977-1980. Served with United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Jamaican-American Chamber of Commerce (president since 1975), National Association Tobacco Distributors (trustee, secretary), American Jewish Committee (president chapter 1973-1975.

Connections

Married Laura Ginsburg, September 23, 1962. Children– Carolyn Louise, Diana Kathryn.

father:
Julius Son

mother:
Eva (Kops). Son

spouse:
Laura Ginsburg

child:
Carolyn Louise Strauss

child:
Diana Kathryn Strauss