September 21, 1927
March 3, 2004
1943-44 Millard High School - Nebraska (High School)
1944-45 University of Nebraska (College)
1945-46 Kansas University (College)
1948-49 Kansas University (College)
1949-50 Kansas University (College)
1950-51 Kansas City Hi-Spots (NPBL)
After his freshman year at Nebraska, he transferred to Kansas to play under Phog Allen, as well as pursue his education in veterinary medicine. His entered the U.S. Army in 1947, and after two years was back at Kansas.
Hailing from Millard, Nebraska, Peterson is listed in newspapers as Art through 1945, but chose to go by Gene around the time he transferred to Kansas.
Lincoln Journal Star, December 27, 1943
Lincoln Evening Journal, December 29, 1943