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Peter Feringa, a lawyer for 62 years in Louisiana who served as lead counsel in many major cases throughout the south, died July 10 in Covington, La., at the age of 88. Peter was a dedicated DKE brother at Tulane during his undergraduate years before going on to Tulane Law School.


Between his first and second year of law school, Peter entered the Army Corps of Engineers and was stationed in Orleans, France. He traveled extensively and learned several languages. Changing cities came naturally to Peter, who, as the son of a major army general, moved often during his childhood.


After earning his law degree, Peter excelled at civil and commercial litigation. His list of clients included Ford Motor Co., USF&G, Holiday Inns of America, Grinnell Corp., Citicorp, U.S. Steel, General Foods and Domino Sugar Corp.


Peter enjoyed driving cars, boats and three-wheelers – all at maximum speed. He was also co-breeder of Autobeacat, a champion racehorse, and of Xtra Heat, a thoroughbred Eclipse winner.