Longtime Progressive insurance executive, philanthropist Peter Lewis, 80, dies

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: November 23, 2013 - 9:45 PM

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio — Peter Lewis, who shepherded Progressive Corp. from a small-time operation to one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80.

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