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Peter Henner is a New York City native who graduated from Hunter College Elementary School, Robert F. Wagner Junior High School and Brandeis High School in Manhattan. His involvement in the civil rights and anti-war movements, beginning as a high school student, strongly shaped the development of his political and social values, and ultimately led to his decision to pursue a legal career.

After graduating from Livingston College, Rutgers University, in 1972, he worked as a community organizer, and union organizer and business agent (with the Textile Workers Union of America-now part of UNITE-HERE), as a Social Security Disability Claims Examiner for New York State, as a quality control inspector at the Indian Point nuclear power plant, as a New York City taxi driver, and miscellaneous other jobs, before enrolling in Rutgers Law School in 1976.

Peter was an assistant Counsel/Associate Policy Analyst for the New York State Assembly from February 1980 through June 1981, and served as General Counsel of Council 82, AFSCME, a statewide union that represented more than 20,000 law-enforcement employees, including more than 15,000 New York State correction officers, from 1981 through 1984.

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