APNewsBreak: Fmr NH Gov Peterson battling cancer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former New Hampshire Gov. Walter Peterson is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

His son, Andy Peterson, told The Associated Press on Monday that his 88-year-old father found out recently and is being treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He said his father is in general good health and never smoked which may be a plus in his treatment.

He said the family is hoping the treatment will be successful.

The former governor served as New Hampshire’s chief executive from 1969-1973. He served as president of Franklin Pierce College after his terms as governor. He lives in Peterborough.

Author: Associated Press

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