SENATOR SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FORMER GOVERNOR WALTER PETERSON

June 02, 2011

(Manchester, N.H.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement regarding the death of former New Hampshire Governor Walter Peterson:

“Governor Walter Peterson defined the term statesman. He put policy and public service ahead of politics, and was willing to do whatever was asked of him for the public good.

“Walter’s passion for public service continued for decades after he left the governor’s office. His commitment to higher education, in particular, was unparalleled. Walter was a wonderful man, and he had a wonderful family. I want to express my deepest condolences to Walter’s wife Dorothy, and the entire Peterson family. We share in your loss, for Walter was a friend to all of New Hampshire.”

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