Russell W. Peterson

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Birthday
3, 1916
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Feb 21, 2011 (94)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1916
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Feb 21, 2011 (94)

About

Politician who was the Governor of Delaware from 1969 to 1973 as a Republican. He became a Democrat in 1996 and has been a strong advocate for environmental causes throughout his career.

Before Fame

He received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1938, and then earned a Ph.D in Chemistry in 1942 while working as a dishwasher.

Trivia

He was the chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality as well as the President of the National Audubon Society.

Family Life

He married Lillian Turner in 1938 and together they had four children, before she passed away in 1994. He then married his second wife, June Jenkins, in 1995.

Associated With

Robert Redford narrated a television series he financed called, The World of Audubon.

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