Wendell Peterson replaced Joanna Tibbett after she was voted out of office in 2253. In his first year in office, Peterson ordered three battalions of NCR troops into the Mojave Wasteland. He was president of the New California Republic until 2273, when Aaron Kimball replaced him.
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.458: "Important Dates:
2253: "President Tibbett is removed from office by a vote of no confidence following her "timid" response to the massacre of 38 NCR citizens at the hands of Mojave raiders. Her replacement, President Wendell Peterson, orders three battalions of NCR infantry into the Mojave."
2273 "Aaron Kimball retires from the NCR military and runs for office as one of Hub's political representatives (or "governors," as Hub idiosyncratically calls them). Less than two months into his term, Wendell Peterson is voted out of office and Aaron Kimball becomes the NCR's next President."
(Behind the Bright Lights & Big City)