Eugene Petersen (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1965
Born: April 12, 1885 Oslo, NOR
Died: unknown Siljan, NOR
After immigrating to the United States in 1904 Gene Peterson became active in skiing as a member of the Norge Ski Club in Chicago. He devoted himself to his beloved sport and served it in a variety of capacities including being the secretary of the National Ski Association from 1918 to 1921. His services included terms as President and Secretary of the NSA's Central Division. As a skiing pioneer in the United States he was respected as a historian of the sport.
Eventually he returned to Norway where he was awarded the Norge Ski Forbunds Birkebiener Silver Plaque for excellence in ski sport outside of Norway.