Peter Blumberg was born in and grew up in Chicago. Peter’s involvement in the Latvian community began at an early age. He attended the Krisjanis Barons Latvian school in Chicago and the Garezers Latvian summer high school in Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and finished his J.D. at DePaul University, where he was the editor of the DePaul Law Review.
Twenty years ago, he relocated to the Washington, DC area, where he works for the US Federal Government.
In 2015 Peter Blumberg was elected the President of the board of the American Latvian Association. As of January 2018, Peter is also the Vice Chairman of the World Federation of Free Latvians.
From 1997 to 2003 Peter was an active board member of the American Latvian Association- holding such positions as Information Office Director and Vice President. During that period, one of his most notable achievements was working to have Latvia brought into the NATO alliance. In addition, at this time he was actively involved in the information office for the board of the World Federation of Free Latvians.
From 2003 to 2010, Peter was the ALA representative in the Joint Baltic American National Committee- two of those years serving as JBANC President. During his service for this organization, Peter represented JBANC at the NATO Conference in Riga in 2006.