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LeRoy Peterson, Chairman of Town of Clifton for 41 years, is an example of long public service and commitment to his community. Jillian Dexheimer photo

This chairman of the board goes way, way, way back

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This chairman of the board goes way, way, way back

Who remembers 1970? Richard Nixon is president. The Beatles bid farewell. The Vietnam War and antiwar protests are in full swing.

Oh, and by the way, local farmer LeRoy Peterson starts the first of his 41 years as chairman of the Clifton Town Board.

Peterson, 84, was born and raised in Clifton.

Married to Mary, who passed away in June 2009, Peterson raised all six of his children in the town of Clifton.

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