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Russell W. Peterson served as the Governor of Delaware from 1969-1972, defeating incumbent Governor Charles L. Terry, Jr. in the 1968 gubernatorial election. Peterson was a notable environmentalist and the first person to appoint a person of color to the Board of Trustees at the University of Delaware. He also insisted on the hiring of Black Americans in the Delaware State Police department.
“People for Peterson, join us” campaign button,1968. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://exhibitions.lib.udel.edu/1968/exhibition-item/people-for-peters…
Russell W. Peterson. Retrieved 28 November 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_W._Peterson