Peter Robinson - Vestal Central Schools

Peter Robinson
Class of 1975
Peter graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in English and received
a M.A. in politics and economics from Oxford University, England. He began his career with six
years at the White House, first as a chief speech writer for Vice President George Bush (19821983), then as special assistant and speech writer to President Ronald Reagan (1983-1988), with
whom he worked on the historic “Tear Down This Wall!” Berlin Wall address. He also served as
a close consultant when President Reagan visited the Triple Cities in 1984.
In 1990, Peter received a M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
In 1994, he published his first book, “Snapshots From Hell, The Making of an MBA,” which was
praised by William F. Buckley, Jr., George Gilder and Laurence Tisch. He is the author of two
other books, “How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life” and “It’s My Party: A Republican’s
Messy Love Affair with the GOP.”
Currently, Peter is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution where he writes about business and
politics, edits Hoover’s quarterly journal, the “Hoover Digest” and hosts the Hoover television
program “Uncommon Knowledge.”