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From 1969 to 1975 Mr. Flanigan served in Washington, DC under President Richard M. Nixon, first as assistant to the President on domestic commercial and economic matters, and later as director of the Council of International Economic Policy. He spent most of his career in finance with the New York-based investment banking firm Dillon, Read & Co., and is now an advisor to UBS Securities LLC, the New York City based international investment banking firm.
Mr. Flanigan has long been a supporter of access to education. He founded the Patrons Program in 1987, which encourages donors to support financially-challenged, inner-city Catholic elementary schools that are in danger of closing. To encourage research and implement new programs to improve education, he also founded the Center for Education Innovation of The Manhattan Institute.
Peter Flanigan has served on many other non-profit boards including the Catholic University of America, Portsmouth Abbey School, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Richard M. Nixon Library & Birthplace. He recently retired as chairman of Alliance for School Choice, where he continues to serve on the board of directors.
After serving as a Navy carrier pilot in World War II, he graduated from Princeton University in 1947. He had five children with his first wife, Brigid, who passed away in 2006.
Mr. Flanigan is survived by his second wife, Dorothea von Oswald, whom he married five years ago and with whom he lived in Wildenhag, Austria, and Purchase, N.Y. He is also survived by his daughters Sister Louise Marie, Brigid and Megan; his sons Tim and Bob; and 16 grandchildren.