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Edward S. Bottum


Edward S. Bottum, American banker.


Bottum, Edward S. was born on September 5, 1933 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Son of J. Carroll and Florence M.


Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1959. Postgraduate, Wisconsin Graduate School Banking, 1967.


With Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, since 1959, Second vice president, 1967. Manager Continental Bank, S.A., Brussels, Belgium, 1968. Vice president Continental Illinois Overseas Services Corporation, 1969, corporation vice president, 1971, head European division international banking department, 1971, head strategic planning, 1976, senior vice president, 1976, head metropolitan-midwest division, 1980.

Sr vice president CI Corporation, since 1980, head trust and investment services, 1981, executive vice president, since 1981. President Continental Illinois Corporation, Chicago, 1984, vice chairman, since 1988, Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company, Chicago, since 1984. Director Kellwood Corporation, St. Louis.


Board directors Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center, Local Initiative Support Corporation, since 1980. President Winnetka School Board District 36, 1982-1983. Trustee Kenilworth (Illinois) Union Church, Illinois Institute of Technology, since 1981.

Associate Northwestern University, since 1981. Member Chicago Committee, since 1983. Member executive board directors Chicago Area council Boy Scouts American, 1983-1987.

Member Dean's Advisory Council Krannert School Management Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1987. Member exec.com., finance and administration committee, treasurer Chicago United Way-Crusade of Mercy, since 1984. Member Indiana Society Chicago, American Institute Banking, Association Reserve City Bankers, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (treasurer, board directors, Mid-American committee), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.

Clubs: Old Elm (Lake Forest, Illinois). Indian Hill Country (Winnetka, Illinois). University, Chicago, Commercial, Economic.

Harvard Business School. John Purdue, Purdue.


Married Joyce Bixler. Children– Roger E., John B. and Carroll (twins), Samuel E.

J. Carroll

Florence M.

Joyce Bixler

Roger E. Bottum

John B. and Carroll Bottum (twins)

Samuel E. Bottum