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Banker , director

William Grant Stratton, American banker, director.


Stratton, William Grant was born on February 26, 1914 in Ingleside, Illinois, United States. Son of William J. and Zula (Van Wormer) Stratton.


Bachelor, University Arizona, 1934. Degree (honorary), John Marshall Law School, North Central College, Shurtleff College, 1954. Degree (honorary), Bradley University, Lincoln College, 1955.

Degree (honorary), Elmhurst College, 1956. Degree (honorary), Lincoln Memorial University, 1957. Degree (honorary), Southern Illinois University.

Degree (honorary), University Arizona, 1958.


Assistant to president Canteen Corporation, Chicago, 1968, vice president corporation relations, 1968—1981, director, 1981—1984, Dartnell Corporation Chairman, Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1955, National Governor's Conference, 1957. Vice president Chicago Bank of Commerce, from 1984. President Council State Governments, 1958.

Served to lieutenant, pto junior grade United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.


The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to any person.


Treasurer, 1951—1953. President United Service Organizations, Chicago, 1984—1985. Treasurer, 1943—1945.

Livestock farmer Cantrell, 1954—1970. Insurance business Chicago, 1965—1968. Regent Lincoln Academy Illinois, from 1966.

Delegate Republican National Convention, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1976. Former chairman board trustees Robert Morris College, Carthage, Illinois. Member advisory council University Toledo College Business Administration, 1976—1979, Chicago Hospitality Institute, 1976—1979.

Co-chairman Illinois Election Reform Commission, 1985. Chairman Five Hos. Home Bound Elderly Program Foundation, from 1986, Chicago Salvation Army Advisory Board, from 1986, Chicago Citywide College Board, from 1987. Member United States Congress, Illinois, 1941—1943, 1947—1949.

Governor, 1953—1961; member Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commn, 1958, Federal Advisory Commission Intergovtl. Relations, 1959, Illinois Task Force Higher Education, 1970—1971, Illinois Legislation Reapportionment Commission, 1971. Board directors Mundelein College, Chicago, from 1976, Davenport College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1976, National Institute Food Service Industry, 1975—1978, Kemper Charitable Educational Foundation, Chicago Better Business Bureau, Chicago Crime Commission.

Chairman board United Service Organizations, from 1985. Member of National Institute Foodservice Industry (president 1979-1980), Military Order World Wars (Chicago) (Commander chapter 1971-1972), Amvets, American Legion, Illinois Chamber of Commerce (director since 1976), Chicago & Illinois Restaurant Association (chairman since 1977), Rotary (Chicago) (president 1979-1980), Club: Executives (Chicago) (board directors), Masons (33 degree), Delta Chi.


Married Shirley Breckenridge.

William J. Stratton

Zula (Van Wormer) Stratton

Shirley Breckenridge.