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April 20, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Oscar Peterson, a plain-spoken, take-charge entrepreneur who founded the Jack in the Box restaurant chain and was a major benefactor for the arts, higher education and liberal political causes, died Tuesday night at age 78. Peterson's wife, former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor, was at his bedside at their home in Point Loma when he died. He had fought leukemia for more than a decade. "He did a lot of good in this world," said Peterson's longtime friend and attorney, Robert Ballantyne.
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April 20, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Oscar Peterson, a plain-spoken, take-charge entrepreneur who founded the Jack in the Box restaurant chain and was a major benefactor for the arts, higher education and liberal political causes, died Tuesday night at age 78. Peterson's wife, former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor, was at his bedside at their home in Point Loma when he died. He had fought leukemia for more than a decade. "He did a lot of good in this world," said Peterson's longtime friend and attorney, Robert Ballantyne.
BUSINESS
May 16, 1989
Jerry K. Prinds has been promoted to director of franchise sales at Foodmaker's Jack in the Box restaurants division. John Roberts has joined Foodmaker as manager of corporate tax compliance in the tax services department.
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