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John Bernard Goodrich, American Lawyer, consultant. Bar: Illinois bar 1955, Washington bar 1954. 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.


Gonzaga University; Gonzaga University (Bachelor of Laws).


Industrial traffic manager, Pacific N.W. Alloys, Spokane, 1950-1954;assistant to general counsel, Cromium Mining & Smelting Corporation, Chicago, 1954-1956;with, Monon R.R., 1956-1969;attorney, general solicitor, Monon R.R., 1956-1966;secretary, Monon R.R., 1957-1969;treasurer, Monon R.R., 1959-1966;vice president law, Monon R.R., 1966-1969;also director. Secretary-treasurer, I.C.G.R.R., Chicago, 1970-1979;secretary, general attorney, I.C.G.R.R., 1979-1985;general counsel, Illinois Development Finance Authority, Chicago, 1985-1992;special counsel, Illinois Development Finance Authority, Chicago, 1993;attorney, consultant, private practice, Park Forest, Illinois, since 1994.


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.