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Peter Cotterill King
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Birth: Aug. 23, 1930
White Plains
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 2007
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Peter Cotterill King was born to Robert Cotterill and Ruth McKeown King on Aug. 23, 1930 at White Plains, NY. He attended Kendle Elementary School at Utica, NY, and the high school from which he gradu­ated in 1948 was Utica Free Academy, also in Utica. There he was on the swimming team, and a member of the acappella choir. Peter was an excellent student and gradu­ated very high in his class. Peter received a Congressional Appointment from New York State to West Point and entered the Academy in July 1948. He spent three years in the European Occupation after World War II. After that, Peter was assigned to the ROTC Unit at Bowden College, Brunswick, ME. Peter transferred from the regular Army to the Army Reserves in August 1956 to seek an MBA in business at the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, and graduated in 1958. While there, Peter met Nancy, who was at­tending Bryn Mawr College. After receiving their degrees, they were married in Lawton, OK, Nancy's home town. In 1958, Peter accepted a position with IBM Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, as a systems engineer and, later, as the budget manager. He held those positions for four years. In 1962, Nancy's Father asked Peter to join him at Security Bank and Trust, Lawton, OK, as a vice president. Peter spent seven challenging years there. He then assumed another responsibility as president of Security Broadcasting Corporation from 1964 to 1969, in addition to his vice presi­dential position. After that, Peter became Administrator of the Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, Tulsa, OK. With a change of bosses in Washington, DC, Peter returned to general business once again, assuming the presidency of EDG Energy Management, Inc., in Tulsa. Other activities for Peter included be­ing a member of the Episcopalian Church Choir; library volunteer; chairman of the United Way Campaign, 1968, in Lawton, OK; chairman of the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council, 1970-72; member of the Lawton City Council, 1968-69; mem­ber of the Board of Directors, Tulsa Arts & Humanities Council; trustee, National Electric Reliability Council, 1975-77; and a Republican Party member. Peter was an associate with The Dorchester Companies, Tulsa, OK, 1980-82; then was a Director of First State Financial, Inc., 1982-98. Peter retired from the Oklahoma U.S. Army Reserves in 1992 with the rank of colonel. He had spent 38 years totally serv­ing his country. After many years of busy and active business and social living, Peter needed open heart surgery. After his surgery, Peter reduced his daily schedule, turning to more volunteer work, travel, and personal fam­ily responsibilities. Peter died in Tulsa, OK, surrounded by family members who miss his upbeat atti­tude and warm, giving nature. 
Saint Johns Episcopal Church
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Cullum No. 18812
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112797210


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