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David Sturtevant Ruder, American lawyer, educator, former federal agency administrator. Bar: Wisconsin 1957, Illinois 1962. Recipient William O. Douglass award, Association Securities and Exchange Communications Alumni, 2007, Fund Directions Mutual Fund Lifetime Achievement award, 2008.


Ruder, David Sturtevant was born on May 25, 1929 in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States. Son of George Louis and Josephine (Sturtevant) Ruder.


Bachelor cum laude, Williams College, 1951. Juris Doctor with honors, University Wisconsin, 1957. Doctor of Laws, University Wisconsin, 2002.


Of counsel Schiff Hardin & Waite, Chicago, 1971—1976. Associate Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee, 1957—1961. Assistant professor law Northwestern University School Law, Chicago, 1961—1963, associate professor, 1963—1965, professor, 1965—2005, William W. Gurley memorial professor law, 1994—2005, professor emeritus, since 2005, associate dean, 1965—1966, dean, 1977—1985.

Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1987—1989. Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, 1990—1994, senior counsel, 1994—1999. Consultant American Law Institute Federal Securities Code.

Planning director Corporation Counsel Institute, 1962-1966, 76-77, committee member, 1962-1987, 90—. Advisory board Ray Garrett Junior Corporation and Securities Law Institute, 1980-1987, 90—. Visiting lecturer University de Liege, 1967.

Visiting professor law University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1971. Faculty Salzburg Seminar, 1976. Member legal advisory committee board directors New York Stock Exchange, 1978-1982.

Member committee professional responsibility Illinois Supreme Court, 1978-1987. Advisory board Securities Regulation Institute, since 1978, chairman, 1994-1997. Board governors National Association Securities Dealers, 1990-1993, chairman Legal Advisory Board, 1993-1996, Arbitration Policy Task Force, 1994-1997.

Trustee Finance Accounting Foundation, 1996-2002, International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, 2000-2005. Member International Accounting Standards Committee Strategy Working Party, 1997-1999. Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission History Society, 1999-1904.

Director Mutual Fund Directors Forum, since 1999, chairman, 1999-2010. Member Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, 2002-2009, emeritus member since 2010. Joint member CFTC-Securities and Exchange Commission committee on emerging regulatory issues, since 2010.

Member Joint CFTC-Securities and Exchange Commission Advisory Committee Emerging Regulatory Issues, since 2010.


  • Bar: Wisconsin 1957, Illinois 1962.


Director Glen View Club Scholarship Foundation, 2000-2007. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1954. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

American Bar Association (secretary business law since 1970, council 1970-1994, committee chairman, member various committees), Chicago Bar Association, Wisconsin Bar Association, American Law Institute, Order of Coif, Commercial Club of Chicago, Lawyers Club Chicago, Gargoyle Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi.


Married Susan M. Small. Children: Victoria Chesley, Julia Larson, David Sturtevant II, John Coulter. M stepchildren: Elizabeth Frankel, Rebecca Wilkinson.

George Louis Ruder

Josephine (Sturtevant) Ruder

Susan M. Small

Victoria Chesley Ruder

Julia Larson Ruder

David Sturtevant II Ruder

John Coulter Ruder

Elizabeth Frankel Ruder

Rebecca Wilkinson Ruder