Peter died March 13, 2021, near his home in Ladson, S.C., where he had recently moved. Coming to Princeton from Exeter Academy, he majored in history, joined Whig-Clio, served on Orange Key, chaired Charter Club’s athletic committee and served on the bicker committee, and was business manager of the Bric-a-Brac. Roommates Brumbaugh, Harbin, Helms, Holmes, J.M. Gross, Oelman, and Strom formed lifelong bonds with Peter and with each other.

Commissioned upon graduation through NROTC, Peter served aboard the destroyer USS Bigelow during the Cuban Missile Crisis and later during the Bay of Pigs invasion, picking up survivors swimming from the Cuban beach. Following the Navy, he pursued a career in finance as a certified financial analyst and later as a portfolio manager, first at Chemical Bank, later at Legg Mason. 

In 1989 Peter married Kate Compton. He began a second career on the media side of finance, working as a consultant to Dow Jones, then to CNBC, then to Bloomberg News, where he simultaneously began a media company specializing in the development of content for, and distribution of, educational news for adolescents and teenagers.

Peter is survived by Kate and his children, Thomas, Margaret, and Geoffrey. We have sent condolences.

Undergraduate Class of 1959