Peter grew up on a farm in Cohasset, Mass., and went to Groton School. He studied sociology at Princeton, and his hobbies were sculpturing and ornithology. He joined Quadrangle and roomed with Coit Johnson.

After Army service he earned a master’s degree in sociology at Harvard in 1954 and then a law degree at Harvard Law School in 1959. Peter’s career was in criminal-justice administration, holding positions of rank in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the Vera Institute of Justice, the University Research Corp., the Blackstone Association, the National Organization for Victim Assistance, and the Police Executive Research Forum.

With homes in Virginia and in Maine, he established the Rappahannock Farmers Association and successfully opposed the building of an airport on wetlands in Jonesboro, Maine.

Peter died Aug. 29, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; and their children, Lydia and Charles. To them the class sends its good wishes, with appreciation of Peter’s many accomplishments and military service.

Undergraduate Class of 1952