Robert E. Peterson
Founding Attorney (Retired)
Professional: Admitted to Indiana Bar in 1964; Admitted to practice before US Supreme Court, US District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. Graduated from Purdue University (B.S. 1952) and from Indiana University (J.D. 1964).
Professional Associations: Fulton County Bar Association (President 1968), Indiana State Bar (Board of Managers, 1983-85; Chair, BARPAC, 1990-92; Chair, State Legislation Committee (1993-95) and American Bar Association and Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Family: Married to Martha, father of Matthew and Elaine
Church Activities: Member of First Baptist Chruch of Rochester and numerous committees, Board of Managers, Indiana Association of American Baptist Churches.
Political: Governmental offices held: Auditor of Fulton County 1957-60; Indiana State Senator 1961-68, 1977-80. 1980 nominee for Indiana Lieutenant Governor, (Democrat). Fulton County Central Committee Chair, precinct committeeman for many years.
Military Service: 1st Lt. 52nd Field Artillery Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, Japan & Korea, 1953-54; awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service; Member Purdue University Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Educational Activities: Member of the Board of Trustees, Purdue University, 2003-06.