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Lawyer , Finance company executive

Ruth Alkema Reister, American lawyer, finance company executive. Bar: Minnesota, Michigan 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976. Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, Jones Harrison Home, Minneapolis; board directors, chair Gustavus Adolfus College; chairman Jones-Harrison Foundation; Member Harvard Business School Club Minnesota, Minnesota Women's Economic Round Table (president 1980-1981).

Background

Reister, Ruth Alkema was born on May 30, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Henry and Lena (Land) Alkema.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1958;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1964;graduate Program in Business Administration, Harvard University, 1959;postgraduate Program in Management Development, Harvard University, 1976.

Career

Trust officer, Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis, 1964-1970;assistant counsel, assistant vice president, secretary, Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, 1970-1981;assistant secretary, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1977;deputy under secretary, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1981-1983;president First Bank Systems, Agricultural Credit Corporation, Minneapolis, 1983-1984;president, Groveland Corporation, Minneapolis, since 1986;director, Herman Miller, Inc., Zealand, Michigan, since 1984.

Achievements

  • Bar: Minnesota, Michigan 1964, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.

Membership

Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, Jones Harrison Home, Minneapolis. Board directors, chair Gustavus Adolfus College. Chairman Jones-Harrison Foundation.

Member Harvard Business School Club Minnesota, Minnesota Women's Economic Round Table (president 1980-1981).

Connections

Married Raymond A. Reister, October 7, 1967.

father:
Henry Alkema

mother:
Lena (Land) Alkema

spouse:
Raymond A. Reister