Peters, Arthur King


b. October 17, 1919

d. June 2, 2001

US Army

Counter Intelligence



Legion of Merit


Columbia University

Major Peters division was responsible for tracking submarines that entered New York Harbor. He interviewed and captured personnel, and then escorted them to a camp out west.

After the war, Arthur went on to become a Deacon in his church, a non-partisan, graduate from Cornell, a PhD from Columbia in French, a professor at Hunter College, published three books, all that have been donated to the Bronxville Library, and worked with the French Embassy and the French American Foundation, in which he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

An avid mountaineer in the United States and Europe, Arthur would remain married to his wife, Sally and raise their four children in Bronxville.