Biography Wilferd Peterson (1900–1995)
American author who wrote for This Week magazine
Also called Wilferd Arlan Peterson.
Life period: 1900–1995
Origin country United States
Wilferd Arlan Peterson (1900–1995) was an American author who wrote for This Week magazine (a national Sunday supplement in newspapers) for many years.
For twenty-five years, he wrote a monthly column for Science of Mind magazine. He published nine books starting in 1949 with The Art of Getting Along: Inspiration for Triumphant Daily Living."
Wilferd Peterson was born in Whitehall, Michigan and lived most of his life in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was married to Ruth Irene Rector Peterson (1921-79). He credits his wife Ruth as being the inspiration for his work (saying that while he "wrote about the art of living, she lived it"), and they collaborated often on producing these inspirational books.