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James Frank Ward

James Frank Ward, American pension fund administrator. Chartered finance analyst.


  • Ward, James Frank was born on May 29, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank William and Josephine (Calderone) Ward.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education in Accounting, Illinois State University. Master of Business Administration, DePaul University, 1967.


    • Assistant traffic manager Witco Chemical Company, Stickney, Illinois, 1958-1959. Office manager R.E. Chatterton Industrial Diamonds, Chicago, 1960-1962. Accounting teacher Chicago Board Education, 1963-1966.

      Assistant executive director Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, 1967-1976, executive director, since 1977.

    Major achievements

    • Chartered finance analyst.


    • Author, editor numerous newsletters, bulletins.


    Speaker on pension topics various civic & teacher organizations. Member National Council on Teacher Retirement, National Conference Public Employee Retirement Systems, Government Finance Officers Association United States & Canada (certified of excellence in achievement for finance accounting & disclosures 1989, 90), Investment Analysts Society Chicago, Association for Investment Management & Research.



    Instrumental music, tennis, skiing.


    • Married Judith Evelyn Drake, November 22, 1957 (deceased September 1981). Children: Jeffrey Thomas, Jason Banning.
    • father: Frank William Ward
    • mother: Josephine (Calderone) Ward
    • spouse: Judith Evelyn Drake
    • children: Jeffrey Thomas Ward
    • Jason Banning Ward
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    • 1967
      DePaul University
    • 1958 - 1959
      Assistant, traffic manager Witco Chemical Company
      Stickney, South Dakota, United States
    • 1960 - 1962
      office manager, R.E. Chatterton Industrial Diamonds
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1963 - 1966
      accounting, teacher Chicago Board Education