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Richard Clayton Peet, American lawyer, consultant. Achievements include conceiving Highway Safety Act of 1973 with Congress Wm. Harsha, OH, establishing road safety improvement programs, created (with congress) National Bicentennial Highway Safety Year to promote, organized and chaired (with President Ford) White House Conference on Highway Safety, 1976, Republican candidate for United States President, 1999-2000.


Peet, Richard Clayton was born on August 24, 1928 in New York City. Son of Charles Francis and Florence L. (Isaacs) Peet.


Juris Doctor, Tulane University, 1953.


Law clerk, Melvin M. Belli, San Francisco, 1954;with, The California Companywith, Standard Oil of California, 1955;attorney appellate section, Lands division Department Justice, Washington, 1956;assistant to deputy general counsel, Department Commerce, 1957;legislation assistant, Republican policy committee United States Senate, 1958;legislation assistant minority leader, William F. Knowland, 1958;associate counsel anti-trust subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, 1959-1962;associate minority counsel, House Public Works Committee, 1969-1974;president, Citizens for Highway Safety, 1978-1984;practiced in, Washington, 1962-1968;principal, Richard Clayton Peet & Associates, since 1972;partner, Anderson, Pendleton, McMahon, Peet & Donovan, 1977-1980;partner, Anderson, Peet & Company, 1980-1984. President, managing director Lincoln Research Center, 1965-1972. Vice president Oil East Corporation, 1978-1983.


Chairman board Workshop Library on World Humor. Republican candidate President of the United States, 1999-2000. With United States Army, 1946-1947, with United States Air Force Reserve, 1950-1955.

Member Phi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha.


Married Barbara Jean McClure, March 17, 1956 (divorced July, 1988). Children: Victoria Clementine, Alexandra Constance, Elizabeth Erica, Clarissa Barbara.