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John Joseph Schmidt, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1955.


Schmidt, John Joseph was born on January 13, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William Fred and Mildred C. (Petrone) Schmidt.


Bachelor of Science, DePaul University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1955.


Trial attorney The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Chicago, 1955-1969, assistant vice president executive department, 1969-1973. Vice president Santa Fe Industries, Inc., Chicago, 1969-1973, executive vice president, 1973-1978, president, 1978-1983. Chairman board, chief executive officer Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation (formerly Santa Fe Industries, Inc.), 1983-1987.

Private practice consultant Chicago, since 1987. Board directors Bankmont Finance Corporation, Textron Inc., Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Harris Bankcorp Inc.


Member Zoning Board Appeals, Planning Commission Village of Burr Ridge, Illinois, 1973-1984. With United States Army, 1945-1947. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American (past director), Illinois Defense Council (past president), National Association RailRoad Trial Counsel (past president), Chicago Athletic Association, Chicago Economic Club, Edgewood Valley Country Club, Hideaway Beach Club.


Married Gail Bormann, October 8, 1955. Children: Cathleen M., Karen B., Linda G.