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Friday, November 19, 2010

Lovett C. “Pete” Peters (1913-2010)


Pete Peters, former trustee and long-time friend of the Foundation, died earlier this month at age 97.  He held the record for the most years served on the FEE board. A great advocate of the freedom philosophy, Pete founded the Pioneer Institute in Boston in 1988 to address state-level policy issues from a free-market, limited-government perspective. He was especially interested in education.

The Boston Globe obituary is here. A tribute, “The Passing of a Pioneer,” is posted here at the Pioneer Institute website.

FEE’s trustees and staff send their heartfelt condolences to Pete’s family and friends.


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.