Richard Louis Duchossois Edit Profile
Duchossois graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy and attended Washington and Lee University before starting active military service during World War II.
Richard Duchossois joined Thrall Car Manufacturing Company after World War II and became CEO in 1952. In 1980, the firm purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp., with Duchossois becoming its Chairman. In 1983, as Chairman of renamed Duchossois Industries (DII), he purchased Arlington Park Race Track.
In 2000, Arlington Park merged with Churchill Downs Incorporated, where DII has several seats on the Board of Directors. He also owned Des Moines TV Station KDSM-TV (formerly KCBR-TV) from 1983 to 1991. He serves as a director of TCMC, Inc., the Emirates World Series of Racing, and the Thoroughbred Racing Association.
The use of force may be supported in extreme situations and when the need to do so is beyond reasonable doubt.
All persons need the ministry of the Church in their struggles for human fulfillment, as well as the spiritual and emotional care of a fellowship that enables reconciling relationships with God, with others, and with self.
Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Chief Executives Organisation, Economic Club, Executives Club (board directors), Jockey Club New York City.
Son of Alphonse Christopher and Erna (Hessler) D. Widower; children: Craig J., Dayle, R. Bruce, Kimberly.
Purple Heart; Special Sovereign Award; Loyola award; Lord Derby Award; Award of MeritThe Purple Heart is a United States military de The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.