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Peter Lindsay Guhl

Peter Lindsay Guhl, American optometrist. Recipient Citizen Year Finalist, Newtown, 1985.


Guhl, Peter Lindsay was born on May 7, 1951 in Cleveland. Son of Paul Julius and Elizabeth Ann (Sheesley) Guhl.


Student, Ohio State University, 1969—1972. Bachelor of Science, New England College Optometry, 1977. OD, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1977.


Optometrist Robert Wetzel, OD, Wilmington, Delaware, 1977, Opthalmology Association, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1978, Vision Center Associates, Bridgeport, 1978—1988.


Treasurer Optometric Political Action Committee Connecticut, 1982—1985. Chairman Church Preservation Committee, Newtown, Connecticut, since 1985. Member Stewardship Committee, 1985—1988, deacon, since 1988, Church Council, since 1985.

Co-chairman Outstanding Citizen Award Committee, Newtown, 1986. Member State Representatives Advisory Committee. Member of American Academy Optometry, Newtown Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987, Jaycee of Year 1985, Officer of Year 1984), New England College Optometry Alumni Association, Fairfield Optometric Association, New England Council Optometry, Connecticut Optometric Society (board directors 1985, vice president 1986-1988, president since 1988), American Optometric Association (contact lens section, low vision section), Connecticut Mother Earth News Chapter (board directors 1984-1986, 1984-1986), Beta Sigma Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, skiing, music, sailing.


Married Susan Sventosky Guhl, August 25, 1973. Children: Kristin Laura, Matthew Peter.