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Richard Buell Ogilvie

Richard Buell Ogilvie, American lawyer, former governor. Bar: Illinois 1950. Chairman Young Republican Organization Cook County, 1953-1954; trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American, Illinois, Chicago, Federal bar associations, Phi Alpha Delta, Beta Theta Pi.

Background

  • Ogilvie, Richard Buell was born on February 22, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Kenneth S. and Edna Mae (Buell) Ogilvie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale, 1947. Juris Doctor, honorary Doctor of Laws, Chicago-Kent College Law, 1949. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lincoln College.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, Millikin University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Illinois Wesleyan University. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Lake Forest College.

      Honorary Doctor of Laws, MacMurray College. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Greenville College.

    Career

    • Practiced in, Chicago, 1950-1954, 55-58, 61-62, 73-88. Assistant United States attorney, 1954-1955. Special assistant to the United States attorney general, 1958-1961.

      Sheriff Cook County, Illinois, 1962-1966. President Cook County Board Commissioners, 1966-1968. Governor of Illinois, 1968-1973.

      Partner firm Isham, Lincoln & Beale, 1973-1988. Director Continental Illinois Corporation, Alberto Culver Corporation, CNA Finance Corporation, Fansteel Corporation, LaSalle St. Fund, Chicago, Southern Pacific Transportation Company, R.R. Donnelly Company, Chicago.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1950.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Chairman Young Republican Organization Cook County, 1953-1954. Trustee Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member American, Illinois, Chicago, Federal bar associations, Phi Alpha Delta, Beta Theta Pi.

    Clubs: Masons, Chicago, Glen View, Tavern, Old Elm, Casino, Sangamo.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Louise Shriver, February 11, 1950. 1 child, Elizabeth.
    • father: Kenneth S. Ogilvie
    • mother: Edna Mae (Buell) Ogilvie
    • spouse: Dorothy Louise Shriver
    • child: Elizabeth Ogilvie
    Richard Buell Ogilvie
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    Born February 22, 1923
    Died May 10, 1988
    (aged 65)
    Nationality
    • 1947
      Yale
    • 1949
      Doctor of Laws (honorary)
    • 1950 - 1954
      Practice, d in
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      assistant, United States attorney
    • 1958 - 1961
      special assistant, to United States attorney general
    • 1962 - 1966
      sheriff Cook County
      Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      president, Cook County Board Commissioners
    • 1968 - 1973
      governor of Illinois
    • 1973 - 1988
      partner, firm Isham
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