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Peterson, Estherlocked

(09 December 1906–20 December 1997)
  • Dorothy Sue Cobble
  •  and Julia Bowes

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Peterson, Esther (09 December 1906–20 December 1997), government official, consumer and labor activist, and women's rights advocate, government official, consumer and labor activist, and women’s rights advocate, was born Esther Eggertsen in Provo, Utah, the fifth of six children of Annie Nielsen and Lars Eggertsen, the local superintendent of schools. Her mother was a Danish immigrant as were her paternal grandparents. Esther was raised in a Mormon Republican household. She attended Brigham Young University like her parents and siblings, graduating with a bachelor of science in physical education in 1927. Following graduation, she spent two years as a teacher at the Branch Agricultural College (now Southern Utah University) in Cedar City, Utah....

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