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Richard Louis Duchossois

Richard Louis Duchossois, American manufacturing and racetrack executive. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star; named to Culver Academies Horsemanship Hall of Fame, 2004. Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Chief Executives Organization, Economic Club, Executives Club (board directors), Jockey Club New York City.

Background

  • Duchossois, Richard Louis was born on October 7, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Alphonse Christopher and Erna (Hessler) Duchossois.

  • Education

    • Student, Washington and Lee University.

    Career

    • Chairman board directors Duchossois Industries, Inc., Elmhurst, Illinois, chairman. Chairman, director Chamberlain Technology Companies. Chairman Arlington Park Racecourse, Ltd., Arlington Heights, Illinois.

      Board directors Chamberlain Consumer Products, Hill 'n Dale Farm.

    Politics

    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Chief Executives Organization, Economic Club, Executives Club (board directors), Jockey Club New York City.

    Connections

    • Children: Craig J., Dayle, R. Bruce, Kimberly.
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    Born October 7, 1921