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|Born||21 June 1921|
Huntington, Wayne Co., West Virginia
|Died||14 March 1987 (65)|
Glen Echo, Montgomery Co., Maryland
|Alma mater||West Virginia University; George Washington University (J.D.)|
|Workplace(s)||Export-Import Bank of the United States (general counsel, 1961-1967)|
|Affiliations||American Patriots Committee|
Peter David Beter (June 21, 1921 - March 14, 1987) was an American attorney, political candidate, and mining investor who promoted various conspiracies beginning from the early 1970s through his Washington, D.C.-based American Patriots Committee. Among Beter's extraordinary claims were: that Soviet fabricated organic robotoids existed and easily captured ultrasonic cerebral holograms could duplicate the memories of individuals these robotoids might replace, making almost perfect clones for infiltration purposes; that such robotoids had replaced nearly the entire United States executive branch under President Jimmy Carter, in addition to the United States Supreme Court; that the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox had been exported to European banks by order of David Rockefeller; that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear weapons in the Great Lakes, as well as various other inland lakes, and in the coastal waters of the United States; and that both the United States and Soviet Union had developed particle beam weapons.
Having served for six years as a Kennedy-appointed general counsel at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Beter resigned his position in order to run as a candidate for the Republican nomination during the 1968 gubernatorial election in West Virginia, but earned little support, being soundly defeated in the primary by Arch A. Moore, Jr., who went on to be elected governor. In the same year, Beter supported George Wallace and Curtis LeMay's American Independent Party ticket in the presidential elections, a third-party campaign that drew 13.5% of the popular vote and 46 electoral votes, receiving majority votes in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama.
- Beter, Peter (1973), Conspiracy Against the Dollar: The Spirit of the New Imperialism, New York: George Braziller
In addition to his written works, Beter published and distributed eighty Audio Letters, each running approximately an hour in length, on cassette tape from 1975 through 1982.