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educator , real estate , company executive

Leon Thomas Kendall, American finance and real estate educator, retired insurance company executive. Graduate fellow Indiana University, 1950-1953; Foundation for Economic Education fellow Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, 1952.


Kendall, Leon Thomas was born on May 20, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting magna cum laude, St. Vincent College, 1949. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Indiana University, 1950. Doctor of Business Administration in Economics, Indiana University, 1956.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Cardinal Stritch College, 1988.


Teaching associate, Indiana U. School Business, 1950-1953;economist, Federal Reserve Board, Atlanta, 1956-1958;economist, United States Savings and Loan League, Chicago, 1958-1964;vice president, economist, New York Stock Exchange, 1964-1967;president, Association Stock Exchange Firms, 1967-1972;president, Securities Industry Association, 1972-1974;chairman, director, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, Milwaukee, 1974-1989;vice chairman, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation Investment Corporation, 1980-1989;professor of finance and real estate, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 1988. Board directors Avatar Corporation, Universal Foods Corporation, CoreCar, Inc., CBOE. Commissioner New Jersey Mortgage Study, 1971-1972.

Member Wisconsin Expenditures Study Commission, 1985-1986.


Member deans advisory council Indiana University School Business. Member advisory board Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Visiting committee division social science University Chicago Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1956.

Member Academy Alumni Fellows Indiana University School Business, Lambda Alpha, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Nancy O'Donnell. 6 children.

Nancy O'Donnell