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Richard James Stern

Richard James Stern, American manufacturing company executive.


  • Stern, Richard James was born on March 22, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Theodore David and Eva R. (Robinson) Stern.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1946. Postgraduate executive program, University Chicago, 1947—1948.


    • Vice president Clark Company, Chicago, 1946—1957. Chairman board directors Associate Mills, Inc., 1957—1992. Managing partner Stern Joint Venture Company, Stern Investment Company.

      Partner, board directors Chicago Bulls. With United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member committee on 20th century painting and sculpture Art Institute Chicago, since 1984. Member endowment and investment committee Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Trustee Institute Psychoanalysis, since 1984.

    Board directors Better Business Bureau Chicago. Managing trustee Democratic National Committee. Board directors Democratic Business Council.

    Member of National Basketball Association, National Housewares Manufacturing Association (chairman board directors), Carlton Club (Chicago), Northmoor Country Club (Highland Park, Illinois).


    • Married Judith Cowen, October 15, 1944. Children: Jeffrey Scott, Todd David, James Douglas.
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    Born March 22, 1922
    • 1946
      University Michigan
    • 1946 - 1957
      Vice president, Clark Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1957 - 1992
      chairman, board directors Associate Mills