NHDP Chair Ray Buckley Statement on the Death of Former NH Gov. Walter Peterson

Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley today issued the following statement regarding the passing of former New Hampshire Gov. Walter Peterson.

"New Hampshire lost one of its greatest citizens of all time today with the passing of former Governor Walter Peterson.  Throughout his decades of service, Governor Peterson always put the people of New Hampshire first and politics second"

"Governor Peterson brought great dignity to New Hampshire, and a lifelong commitment to serving the public good.  Before his term in the corner office, he served our nation as a naval officer.  After leaving politics, he was a leading advocate for higher education, dedicating more than 30 years of his life to Franklin Pierce and the entire University System of New Hampshire.

"Governor Peterson's unending work to improve public and higher education in the state of New Hampshire made a difference in the lives of countless Granite Staters. As a private citizen, Governor, and House Speaker, he is a role model both Republicans and Democrats can still take many lessons from.

"New Hampshire Democrats extend their deepest condolences to his wife Dorothy, children and grandchildren."