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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has elected Shirley Peterson to its board of directors. The election brings the size of Goodyear's board to 11 members, 10 of whom are independent.

Peterson, 62, began a 20-year career as an attorney with the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C., in 1969, becoming a partner in 1978.

In 1989, she accepted an appointment by President George H.W. Bush as assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice's tax division.

In 1992, President Bush appointed her

commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

In 1993, she rejoined Steptoe & Johnson as a partner and head of its tax practice, a position she held until her appointment as president of Hood College in Frederick, Md., in 1995. Peterson served in that position until 2000.

She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Edmund J. Randolph Award for outstanding service from the U.S. Department of Justice.

"Shirley has had a distinguished career as a leader in business, government and academia," said Goodyear Chairman, CEO and President Bob Keegan. "She will make important contributions to our board."

Peterson also is a board member for AK Steel Corp. and Federal-Mogul Corp.

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