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Name: Peter Victor Ueberroth                                                           
Born: September 2, 1937                                                               
Peter Victor Ueberroth (born September 2, 1937 in Evanston, Illinois) is an           
American executive. He served as the 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball         
from 1984 to 1989, and is currently head of the United States Olympic Committee.       
Although Ueberroth was born in Evanston, Illinois, he grew up in Northern             
California. While attending Fremont High School, Ueberroth excelled in football,       
baseball, and swimming. After graduating from high school, Ueberroth attended         
San José State University on an athletic scholarship. While attending San José       
State University he joined The Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He competed in the 1956       
United States Olympic water polo trials but failed to make the team. Ueberroth         
ultimately graduated from San Jose State in 1959 with a degree in business.           
After college, Ueberroth became a vice president and shareholder in Trans             
International Airlines (he was 22 years old at the time). Ueberroth worked at         
Trans International until 1963, when he founded his own travel company, which         
would become First Travel Corporation. By the time he sold First Travel in 1980,       
it was the second largest travel business in North America.