Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997
- Existence: 1906 - 1997
Esther Eggertsen Peterson (1906-1997) was a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
Esther Eggertsen Peterson was born December 9, 1906. In 1927, she received her Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University. In 1939, she went to Washington, D.C. to work as a lobbyist, and ended up working with John F. Kennedy on his presidential campaign. Peterson was an advocate of integration of races, rights of factory workers, and marketing and nutrition of food. Peterson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981; she was the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to receive this honor. She died December 20, 1997.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Contains articles, tributes, and photographs of Esther Eggertsen Peterson. There is also a tribute to Peterson's sister, Algie. Materials date from between 1986 and 1991.
A magazine article, an invitation for a reception and dinner, two thank you notes from Esther Peterson, and a greeting card. The materials relate to Partridge's association with Esther Peterson, a special assistant to President Lyndon Johnson on consumer affairs. The magazine article is an interview with Peterson and deals with consumer affairs.