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John Bernard Goodrich

John Bernard Goodrich, American consultant. Bar: Wash, 1954, Illinois 1955. Inducted into Park Forest Hall of Fame, 1998.


  • Goodrich, John Bernard was born on January 4, 1928 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of John Casey and Dorothy (Koll) Goodrich.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University, 1954.


    • Industrial traffic manager Pacific Northwest Alloys, Spokane, 1950-1954. Assistant to general counsel Cromium Mining & Smelting Corporation, Chicago, 1954-1956. With Monon R.R., 1956-1969, general solicitor, 1956-1966, secretary, 1957-1969, treasurer, 1959-1966, vice president law, 1966-1969.

      Also director; secretary-treasurer I.C.G.R.R., Chicago, 1970-1979, secretary, general attorney, 1979-1985. General counsel Illinois Development Finance Authority, Chicago, 1985-1992, special counsel, 1993. Attorney, consultant private practice, Park Forest, 1994—2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wash, 1954, Illinois 1955.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Park Forest Traffic and Safety Commission, 1963-1966. Member Park Forest Recreation Board, 1966-1977, chairman, 1969-1970. Trustee Village of Park Forest, 1977-1980.

    Member board School District 163, 1984-1989. President South Cook Organization for Public Education, 1988-1989. Conference and meeting planner The Compassionate Friends, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, 1991-1994.

    Board directors Park Forest Art Center, 1993-1995, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, 1994-1998, treasurer, 1995-1998. Member advisory board Chicago Self Help Center, 1993-1994. Board directors Ill Self Help Coalition, 1994-1996.

    Treasurer Bereaved Parents of the United States of America, 1995-2000, board directors 2000-2003, Tall Grass Arts Association, 1999-2003. Trustee Chicago South Suburban Mass Transit District, since 1996, treasurer, 2000-2004, vice chairman, since 2004. Member Knights of Columbus, The Parkforesters, Inc.

    (president 1998-2004, director), Kiwanis.


    • Married Therese H. Vollmer, June 14, 1952. Children– Joseph B., Bernadette M., Andrew J., Philip M., Thomas A., Mary Elizabeth, Jennifer H., Rosanne M.
    • father: John Casey Goodrich
    • mother: Dorothy (Koll) Goodrich
    • spouse: Therese H. Vollmer
    • children: Joseph B. Goodrich
    • Bernadette M. Goodrich
    • Andrew J. Goodrich
    • Philip M. Goodrich
    • Thomas A. Goodrich
    • Mary Elizabeth Goodrich
    • Jennifer H. Goodrich
    • Rosanne M. Goodrich
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    Born January 4, 1928