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Peter Hannaford Biography

Late President of Hannaford Enterprises, Inc.
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“As is well known, Santa keeps a list of who has been naughty and nice during the year. On good authority we have been told that, despite its current penurious condition, the ACLU is still on the Naughty list and will get a lump of coal again this Christmas. Perhaps they will send carolers out, hats in hands, singing ‘I’m Dreaming of a Blue Christmas’.”

“A Blue Christmas for the ACLU,” American Spectator, Dec. 23, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Hannaford Enterprises, Inc., 1998-2015
  • Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide, 2001-2015
  • Former Contributor, American Spectator
  • Former Editor, Editorial Pages, Eureka Reporter
  • Senior Counsel and former Managing Director, Committee on the Present Danger
  • Contributor, “Ronald Reagan Oral History Project,” Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, 2003
  • Founder, The Carmen Group, 1996
  • Consultant, President’s Task Force on Privatization, 1987-1988
  • Senior Communications Advisor, Ronald Reagan Presidential Nomination Campaign, 1980
  • Director of Issues and Research, Ronald Reagan Presidential Nomination Campaign, 1976
  • Chief Executive, Hannaford Company, Inc., 1975-1995
  • Former Assistant to Governor Ronald Reagan
  • Former Director of Public Affairs for Governor Ronald Reagan
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1954
  • Was born on Sep. 21, 1932 in Glendale, CA
  • Died on Sep. 5, 2015 in Eureka, CA
  • Member, Board of Directors, Eberle Associates
  • Advisor, Graduate School of Government, Yorktown University
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, 1990-1996
  • Member, Commission on Elderly People Living Alone, Commonwealth Fund, 1986-1991
  • Member, Public Relations Advisory Committee, US Information Agency, 1981-1992
  • Member, Board of Trustees, White House Preservation Fund, 1981-1989
  • Republican Nominee for the US House of Representatives in California’s 7th Congressional District, 1972
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, White House Preservation Fund
  • Spent 17 years in public relations and advertising in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Named Humboldt County Republican of the Year in 2014
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU against Christmas or Other Religious Holidays?