Former Chairman of the Josiah Bartlett Center Walter Peterson was one of the great treasures of the state of New Hampshire. A former governor and university president, he was known to everyone simply as Walter and no one remembers him as anything other than a warm and wonderful man.

He served the state as an elected official including Speaker of the House and Governor but also as a university president and on a myriad of boards and commissions. Most of the state benefited from his wise counsel and generous spirit.

We are blessed to have benefited from his counsel and his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dorothy and his family.