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Publishing executive

William James Petersen, American publishing executive. Trustee Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary, Denver, 1974-1980. With United States Army, 1951-1953. Member Evangelical Press Association (vice president 1976-1978, president 1978-1980).

Background

Petersen, William James was born on August 19, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Elmer Niels and Edna Helen (McAlpine) Petersen.

Education

Bachelor, Wheaton College, 1950. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Eastern College, St. David's, Pennsylvania, 1975.

Career

Editorial director, Christian Life magazine, Chicago, 1953-1957;executive editor, Eternity magazine, Philadelphia, 1957-1975;editor, Eternity magazine, 1975-1986;vice president, editorial director, Fleming H. Revell Company, Tarrytown, New York, since 1986.

Works

Membership

Trustee Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary, Denver, 1974-1980. With United States Army, 1951-1953. Member Evangelical Press Association (vice president 1976-1978, president 1978-1980).

Connections

Married Ardythe I. Ekdahl, December 20, 1952. Children: Kenneth W., J. Randall, Kathryn A.

father:
Elmer Niels Petersen

mother:
Edna Helen (McAlpine) Petersen

spouse:
Ardythe I. Ekdahl

children:
Kenneth W. Petersen

J. Randall Petersen

Kathryn A. Petersen