He prepared at St. Paul’s School and graduated cum laude from Princeton with a major in politics. He joined Elm Club. His senior-year roommates were Henry Felix Kloman and Alexander McKinney.
At the University of Virginia, Peter earned both an MBA and, through ROTC, an Army commission. While on leave, Peter met his future wife, Julia Cunningham. They had children George, Julia, and Peter.
Twenty-five years as a corporate executive — including serving as president and CEO and 10 years as a financial consultant — were complemented by service on boards of directors of small and medium-sized companies and nonprofit secondary schools. His favorite jobs were in Hong Kong with Gulf Resources & Chemical Corp. and as executive director of St. Paul’s School Alumni Association, a role that allowed him to live on the campus of the school he dearly loved.
Peter is survived by his former wife, Julia Cunningham Bagalay; children George II, Julia, and Peter; and two granddaughters.