Statement of Sam Nunn on the Passing of Peter G. Peterson

“I have lost a wonderful friend with the passing of Pete Peterson this week – and our nation has lost one of its great business leaders, public servants and philanthropists.

“A first-generation son of immigrants who embodied the American Dream, Pete dedicated his life to ensuring that dream would live for future generations. His work included powerful advocacy for fiscal responsibility. I was fortunate to work with Pete at The Concord Coalition, a bipartisan effort to protect America’s fiscal stability and to guard the future for our children and grandchildren. In this effort, Pete was an inspiration to us all.

“At NTI, we are the proud and grateful beneficiaries of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s philanthropy, and we are honored to have Pete’s son, Michael, as an outstanding member of our Board.

“Pete’s life was, quite simply, extraordinary. An intellectual and a visionary, a global business leader and public servant, Pete was the very best of his generation and his impact will be felt far into the future.

“Colleen and I send our deepest condolences to the entire Peterson family, and all of us at NTI are grateful for his many contributions toward building a better nation and world.”

March 22, 2018
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“I have lost a wonderful friend with the passing of Pete Peterson this week – and our nation has lost one of its great business leaders, public servants and philanthropists."

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Sam Nunn
Sam Nunn

Co-Chair, NTI