Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Northwestern University, 1949.
Salesman, Premier Printing Company, 1949-1953;
founder, partner, Fitzgerald & Cooke (now Hill and Knowlton, Inc. division J. Walter Thompson), 1953-1960;
vice president, Fitzgerald & Cooke (now Hill and Knowlton, Inc. division J. Walter Thompson), 1960-1964;
chairman, Lake Villa Trust & Savings Bank, 1961-1969;
chairman, Palatine National Bank, 1961-1987;
chairman, Suburban National Bank of Palatine
chairman, Suburban Bank of Hoffman-Schaumburg
chairman, Suburban Bank of Cary-Grove
chairman, Suburban Bank of Rolling Meadows
chairman, Suburban Bank of Barrington
chairman, Suburban Bank of Bartlett, 1964-1990;
president, Suburban Bancorp, Inc., Palatine, 1982-1990;
chairman, Suburban Bancorp, Inc., Palatine, 1982-1994;
chairman, Southern Colorado Bank Holding Company, since 1991;
chairman, Citizens Bank of Pagosa Springs, 1991-1994. Consultant American Delaware to North Atlantic Treaty Organization CCMS, Brussels, 1976. Former chairman Suburban Computer Superior vena cava syndrome Corporation, Palatine.
Lecturer in banking field.
Board of directors, past president Inverness Association. Former member governments Advisory Council of Illinois. Past member Illinois Racing Board.
Member Chicago Council of Foreign Rels. Consultant Portsmouth, Rhode Island Abbey School, 1978-1980. Life trustee Newberry Library.
Member John Evans Club, Northwestern University Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Illinois Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Foundation, National Association of State Racing Commissioners, Newcomen Society, Max McGraw's Wildlife Foundation, Chicago Athletic Association, Inverness Golf Club (Board of Governors), Safari International Club, Caxton Club, Delta Upsilon.
Married Marjorie Webb Gosselin, September 10, 1949. Children: Gerald Francis Junior, James Gosselin, Thomas Gosselin, Julie Ann Fitzgerald Schauer, Peter Gosselin.