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Ronald Faris Young

commodities trader

Ronald Faris Young, American commodities trader.


Young, Ronald Faris was born on December 17, 1939 in Schenectady. Son of James Vernon and Dorothy (Girod) Young.


Bachelor of Arts, University Virginia, 1962;Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1966.


Grain trader, Continental Grain Company, 1966-1970;president, Conti-Commodities, Chicago, 1970;vice president commodity sales, DuPont, Glore Forgan, Chicago, 1971-1972;self-employed commodity trader Chicago Board Trade, 1972-1978;independent trader, Virginia Trading Company, 1978-1990;president, Virginia Trading Company, 1978-1984;deputy chairman, Virginia Trading Company, 1984-1989;president, Randolph Partners, Ltd., 1983-1991. Chairman of the Board Chicago Board Trade, 1978, director, 1975-1977, 80.


Board directors Princeton Fund, 1981-1982, Lake Forest Hospital, 1981-1984, Lake Forest Country Day School, 1981-1986. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1959-1965. Member Racquet Club (board directors 1989-1997), Onwentsia Club (Lake Forest, Illinois, board directors 1981-1990, president 1991-1993), Everglades Club (Palm Beach, Florida), Bath and Tennis Club of Palm Beach (board directors since 2007).


Married Anne Randolph Kendig, February 23, 1963. Children: Margaret Randolph Reynolds, Anne Corbin Gray.

James Vernon Young

Dorothy (Girod) Young

Anne Randolph Kendig

Margaret Randolph Reynolds Young

Anne Corbin Gray Young