FACTOID # 25: If you're tired of sitting in traffic on your way to work, move to North Dakota.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson
Pete Peterson

Douglas Brian "Pete" Peterson (born June 26, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) was a US Air Force pilot who spent over six years (September 10, 1966-March 4, 1973) as a prisoner of the Vietcong after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. He returned to Hanoi in 1997 as the first U.S. ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, with the goal of securing an account of those still listed as missing in action from the war. He was and ambassador until 2001. Image File history File links Petepeterson. ... Image File history File links Petepeterson. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nickname: Gateway to the West Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country United States State Nebraska County Douglas Founded 1854 Incorporated 1857  - Mayor Michael Fahey (D) Area    - City  118. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... NLF flag The National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (Vietnamese Mặt trận Dân tá»™c Giải phóng miền Nam Việt Nam), also known as the Việt Cá»™ng   , VC, or the National Liberation Front (NLF), was an insurgent (partisan) organization... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Ná»™i)  , estimated population 3,058,000(2004), is the capital of Vietnam. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of ambassadors from the United States. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Peterson grew up in Milton, Iowa and attended college at the University of Tampa. After the war ended, Peterson entered Central Michigan University in order to earn his Ph.D in finance. He later taught the subject as a professor at Florida State University. In 1990, Peterson ran as a Democrat for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in Florida's 2nd congressional district. He successfully defeated James Grant, a politician who grew unpopular after switching from a Democrat to a Republican in the middle of this second term. Peterson left his House seat in order to fill the roll as ambassador. Milton is a city located in Van Buren County, Iowa. ... The University of Tampa, or UT, is a private, co-educational university in downtown Tampa, Florida. ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. State of Michigan. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is (often regarded as) the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Floridas Second Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Florida. ... There have been several people named James Grant. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Democratic Party. ...

Preceded by
none
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam
1997–2001
Succeeded by
Raymond Burghardt

  Results from FactBites:
 
Pete Peterson - Assignment Hanoi (288 words)
Douglas "Pete" Peterson returns to the land of his enemy -- voluntarily.
What emerges is a portrait of Pete Peterson, the Vietnamese and their mutual efforts to mold a lasting relationship.
Pete Peterson: Assignment Hanoi was made possible in part by grants from PBS - Nike, Inc.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m