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Ronald Howard Galowich

entrepreneur , information technology executive , pilot , venture capitalist , real estate company executive

Ronald Howard Galowich, American entrepreneur, real estate company executive, venture capitalist, pilot, information technology executive. Bar: Illinois 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963.


Galowich, Ronald Howard was born on February 18, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis J. and Leah (Kahn) Galowich.


Joliet Junior College. University of Illinois (Bachelor of Science in Com., 1957). University of Illinois (Juris Doctor, 1959).

Phi Delta Phi. Member, Board of Student Editors, Law Forum, University of Illinois, 1957-1958.


President Twin Oaks-Burr Oaks Realty, Joliet, Illinois, 1961-1981. Partner Galowich & Galowich, 1960-1981. Director real estate operations Pritzker & Pritzker, Chicago, 1981-1990.

Chairman Madison Realty Group, Inc., since 1985, Madison Group Holdings, Inc., Chicago, since 1990. Founder, chairman Initiate Systems, Inc. (formerly Madison Information Technologies, Inc.), since 1994.

Co-founder, director First Health Group Corporation (formerly Health Care Compare Corporation), Downers Grove, Illinois, 1982—2005. Commissioner Illinois Supreme Court, 1968-1970.


  • Bar: Illinois 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1963.


  • "Grant of Incidental Mining Rights Does Not Create Ambiguity in Deed Conveying Coal and Other Mineral," University of Illinois Law Forum 490, 1958. "Urban Development and City Officials," Issue Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 25, 1969. Lecturer, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, since 1970.


Chairman development committee Joliet Greater Young Men’s Christian Association, 2002—2006. Board directors Athletes Against Drugs, 1992—2008. Member leadership committee Cancer Institute, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, since 1993.

Board visitors University Illinois College Law, since 1996, president, 1998—2000. Fellow American Judicature Society, Illinois Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, Chicago Bar Association, Airline Transport Rated Pilot.


Married Eleanor Bernstein, June 16, 1957 (div. August, 1977); children: Jeffrey, Robert, Pamela. Married Susan E. Loggans, September 11, 1977 (div.

April 1988); Married Linda L. Kroupa, October 18, 2000.

Louis J. Galowich

Leah (Kahn) Galowich

Eleanor Bernstein

Susan E. Loggans

Linda L. Kroupa

Jeffrey Galowich

Robert Galowich

Pamela Galowich