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Donald John Gralen

Donald John Gralen, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1958.


  • Gralen, Donald John was born on March 18, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Oliver Edwin and Rosalie Marie (Buskens) Gralen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, Chicago, 1956. Juris Doctor with honors, Loyola University, 1957.


    • Associate Sidley & Austin, Chicago, 1959-1965, partner, 1966-1994, counsel, 1994-1999.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1958.


    • Co-author chapters in books.


    Trustee Village of LaGrange, Illinois, 1973-1977. Chairman LaGrange Zoning Board, 1971-1973, LaGrange Economic Development Committee, 1982, Community Memorial Foundation, 1995—2006. Board directors Carson Pirie Scott Foundation, Chicago, 1980-1989, Junior Achievement, 1978-1988, Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, 1982-1989, Community Family Service and Mental Health Association, 1983-1987, Chicago Youth Conservation Corps, 1988-1992, LaGrange Memorial Foundation, 1990-1995, Young Men’s Christian Association Metropolitan Chicago, since 1990.

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1957-1959. Member Illinois Bar Association, University Club, La Grange Country Club.


    • Married Jane Walsh, December 29, 1956. Children: Alana, Mark, Paul, Ann, Sarah.
    • father: Oliver Edwin Gralen
    • mother: Rosalie Marie (Buskens) Gralen
    • spouse: Jane Walsh
    • children: Alana Gralen
    • Mark Gralen
    • Paul Gralen
    • Ann Gralen
    • Sarah Gralen
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    Born March 18, 1933