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Consulting company executive

John Thomas Trutter, American Consulting company executive. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Laureate award State of Illinois, 1980, Outstanding Executive Leader award American Society Fundraisers, Humanitarianof Year award, Jane Addams award The Hull House Association, 1991, National Infinitec award for individual leadership in assistive technology for disabled people, 1997.


Trutter, John Thomas was born on April 18, 1920 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank Louis and Frances (Mischler) Trutter.


Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1942;postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1947-1950;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1947-1950;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lincoln College, 1986.


Various positions, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1946-1958;general traffic manager, Illinois Bell, Chicagofrom assistant vice president public relations to general manager, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1958-1969;vice president public relations, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1969-1971;vice president operator services, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1971-1980;vice president community affairs, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1980-1985;member headquarters staff, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City, 1955-1957;president, John T. Trutter Company, Inc., Chicago, since 1985;president, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1985-1988;president, Chicago Tourism Council, 1988-1990;vice president, Professional Impressions Media Group, Inc., since 1998. Member of advisory board The Alford Group, Chicago, since 1984, Bozell-Worldwide, Chicago, 1994-1996. Chancellor Lincoln Academy of Illinois, since 1985.


Past chairman, life trustee Jane Addams Hull House Chairman's Association United Cerebral Palsy Association Greater Chicago, 1967-1995, honorary chairman, since 1995, chairman Canal Corridor Association, since 1991. Board directors Chicago Crime Commission, Abraham Lincoln Association, Lyric Opera Chicago. Vice president English Speaking Union, 1989-1991,Board of Governors, since 1980.

Chairman of the Board City Colls. Chicago Foundation, 1987-1991. Past chairman Children's Home and Aid Society Illinois.

Vice president City Club Chicago. Treas.Chgo. United, 1970-1985. Member Illinois Economics Development Commission, 1985.

Past presiding co-chairman National Conference of Christians and Jews. Board directors Illinois Humane Society Foundation. Numerous others; Board of Governors Northwestern University Library.

Council, since 1984; trustee Lincoln (Illinois) College, 1987-1990, Mundelein College, 1988-1991. Member school problems county State Illinois Assembly, 1985-1991, special commission on administration of justicein Cook County, 1986-1992. Founding chairman advisory county Evanston History Society, 1995-1998.

Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1945. Member Public Rels. Society American, Sangamon County History Society (founder, past president), Illinois State History Society (president 1985-1987), Council on Illinois History (chairman since 1991), University of Illinois Alumni Association (board directors 1990-1994), Tavern Club, Economics Club, Mid-American Club, Alpha Sigma Phi (National Merit Achievement award 1994), Phi Delta Phi. M C.


Married Edith English Woods II, June 17, 1950 (deceased). Children: Edith English II, Jonathan Woods.

Frank Louis Trutter

Frances (Mischler) Trutter

Edith English Woods II

Edith English II Trutter

Jonathan Woods Trutter