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Peter A. A. Berle (Peter Adolf Augustus Berle III) was born on 8 December, 1937 in New York City, New York, is a politician. Discover Peter A. A. Berle's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 70 years old?

Popular As Peter Adolf Augustus Berle III
Occupation N/A
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 8 December 1937
Birthday 8 December
Birthplace New York City, New York
Date of death (2007-11-01)
Died Place Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Nationality New York

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Who Is Peter A. A. Berle's Wife?

His wife is Lila Sloane Wilde (m. 1960-November 1, 2007)

Parents Adolf A. Berle Beatrice Bishop
Wife Lila Sloane Wilde (m. 1960-November 1, 2007)
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Children 4

Peter A. A. Berle Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Berle died on November 1, 2007 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts of injuries sustained in August 2007 in Stockbridge when the roof of a barn collapsed as he was dismantling it. His funeral was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Stockbridge.


In 1998, Berle's wife inherited Elm Court, the historic Vanderbilt estate in Lenox, Massachusetts.


In 1993, he was one of the five U.S. members appointed by President William J. Clinton to the Joint Public Advisory Committee, a constituent piece of the Commission on Environmental Cooperation under the North American Free Trade Agreement, serving until 2002.


From 1985 to 1995, he served as President of the National Audubon Society, succeeding Russell W. Peterson, the former Governor of Delaware. Concurrently, he was the president of the Stockbridge Land Trust, director of the Orion Society and a trustee and former chairman of the Century Foundation.


Berle, who was known as "fiercely independent," was forced to resign on December 12, 1978 after several disagreements with Gov. Carey. He was succeeded by Robert F. Flacke, who was previously the chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency.


In May 1976, Berle was appointed by Gov. Hugh Carey to succeed Ogden R. Reid as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. In this role, he helped initiate the cleanup of the Love Canal toxic waste dump at Niagara Falls. During his tenure, action was taken against the General Electric Company for discharge of PCBs into the Hudson River and his office was responsible for readying and running the venues at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.


As a freshman legislator, he successfully sued then-Gov. Nelson Rockefeller over budgetary process issues. He played an important role in expanding Adirondack State Park by more than 9,000 acres in the park, including 11 of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks. He eventually became the ranking member of the Committee on Environmental Conservation. During his time in office, he wrote the book "Does the Citizen Stand a Chance?" advocating for the rights of underprivileged constituents, published in 1974.


Berle graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School. After his father's death in 1971, his mother married Dr. André Frédéric Cournand, a physician who was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1956.

Short after in 1971, he founded Berle, Butzel & Kass, one of the first environmental law firms in the country. His firm successfully litigated against Union Carbide for fouling underground water on Long Island.


In 1968, Berle was elected to the New York State Assembly serving three consecutive terms in the 178th, 179th and 180th New York State Legislatures from January 1, 1969 to December 31, 1974 on the Democrat / Liberal tickets. His district, known as a Silk-Stocking District, extended from 60th Street to 125th Street.


In 1960, Berle married Lila Sloane Wilde in Lenox, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Helm George Wilde (1907–1998) and Marjorie Lila Field (1910–1997), herself a granddaughter of Emily Vanderbilt Sloane (1874–1970). Lila's maternal uncle was Frederick Vanderbilt Field (1905–2000). Peter and Lila were the parents of:


Peter Adolf Augustus Berle (December 8, 1937 – November 1, 2007) was a lawyer, conservationist and member of the New York Assembly.

Berle was born on December 8, 1937 in New York City to Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. (1895–1971) and Dr. Beatrice (née Bishop) Berle (1902–1993). His father was an important member of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's "Brain Trust" and served as Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. His mother was a prominent physician and author. He had two sisters, Beatrice Van Cortlandt Berle and Alice Bishop Berle.