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Peter Miller Dawkins (born March 8, 1938 in Royal Oak, Michigan) is a former U.S. Army Brigadier General, Heisman Trophy winner, Rhodes Scholar, and businessman. He is currently vice chairman of CitiGroup Private Bank. March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Rhodes House in Oxford Rhodes Scholarships were created by Cecil John Rhodes. ... The Citigroup Private Bank provides personalized wealth management services for affluent clients who include many of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, families and senior corporate executives. ...

At age eleven, he was successfully treated for polio by unconventional means with aggressive physical therapy. Earning a scholarship Dawkins entered Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was an all-league quarterback, and captain of the baseball team. Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... This article is about the private Pre K-12 school in the United States; For alternate uses, including other Cranbrook Schools, see Cranbrook (disambiguation). ... Bloomfield Hills is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Joe Montana, an American quaterback. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ...



Although accepted at Yale University, Dawkins chose instead to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. He won high honors, serving as Brigade Commander, President of his Class, Captain of the football team, and a "Star Man" in the top 5% of his class academically. A cadet is considered outstanding if he attains even one of these positions. Dawkins was the only cadet in history to hold all four at once. The young man was featured in Life Magazine and Reader's Digest. Even before his graduation, many predicted the bright young man would make General and perhaps even be Army Chief of Staff. Dawkins was selected for the Heisman Trophy as a halfback for Army in 1958, as well as being named Outstanding College Football Player in the nation, and an All American under coach Earl Blaik. He also lettered in baseball, and was Assistant Captain of the hockey team. Yale redirects here. ... West Point redirects here. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The term All-American has two uses: It can be used as a reference to an athlete selected as a member of an All_America team, as in Eddie George was named an All-American football player by both wire services in 1995. ... Earl Henry Red Blaik (February 15, 1897 - May 6, 1989) was a U.S. football coach. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball or hard round disc, called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, past the goaltender or goalkeeper (often abbreviated goalie), using a hockey stick. ...


Dawkins was named a Rhodes Scholar, and in 1959 began his studies at Oxford University reading for a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). He later earned a M.P.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton. 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Oxford (often called Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is a popular interdisciplinary degree which combines study from the three eponymous disciplines. ... The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) historically has been a professional Masters degree that provides training in public policy, project and program implementation. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located on an extensive campus mostly in the Borough of Princeton and partly in the Princeton Township in New Jersey, United States. ...

Military career

Dawkins served as a U.S. Army officer, receiving two Bronze Stars for Valor for his service in Vietnam, and holding commands in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. He was a White House Fellow in the 1973-1974 class. At the conclusion of his 24-year career in the Army, Dawkins retired with the rank of Brigadier General. Following his retirement from the Army, Dawkins took up a position as a partner in the Wall Street firm Lehman Brothers, later becoming vice-chairman of Bain and Company. In 1991, he moved on to become chairman and CEO of Primerica Financial Services, Inc.. The 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army was Constituted in the National Army as the 82nd Division on August 5, 1917, and was Organized on August 25, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. ... Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. ... The White House Fellows program was established by American President Lyndon B. Johnson in October 1964. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... View up Wall Street from Pearl Street NYSE and Broad Street view from Wall Street Wall Street is the name of a narrow street in lower Manhattan running east from Broadway downhill to the East River. ... Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. ... Bain & Company is a premium strategy management consulting firm with headquarter in Boston, MA. Along with McKinsey and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Bain is recongized as one of the leading firms in the consulting industry. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Primerica Financial Services (PFS) is the name of a division of Citigroup, which engages in multi-level marketing of financial services, particularly life insurance. ...

Political career

In 1988 he unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg for his seat in the United States Senate from New Jersey. The race was notable for the negative tone that emerged from both sides and Lautenberg's criticism of Dawkins' lack of roots in the state. Dawkins lost by an 8% margin. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ...

Donald Trump

In 2004 Donald Trump blasted Dawkins in his book "How to Get Rich" because he refused to do a "favor" for Trump involving Dawkins's position with Citicorp. Trump never disclosed what that favor was, though he says it was "completely legal and above board", but the fact that he would need someone so high up on the Citibank corporate ladder suggests he may have been asking Dawkins to do something not entirely proper. Donald John Trump, Sr. ...

Electoral history

  • 1988 Race for U.S. Senate
Preceded by:
John David Crow
Heisman Trophy Winner
Succeeded by:
Billy Cannon

  Results from FactBites:
Heisman.com - Heisman Trophy (301 words)
Pete Dawkins, the 69th Army football captain and a polio victim, posed a double threat as a runner and a left-handed passer.
Pete was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1975.
Army star Pete Dawkins won only in the East but still swept the field with 296 first place votes to 198 for Billy Cannon of LSU and 194 for Randy Duncan of Iowa.
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