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Freeman, Gaylord A., Jr. (ca. 1910-1991) | Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections

Name: Freeman, Gaylord A., Jr. (ca. 1910-1991)
Variant Name: Freeman, Gaylord

Historical Note:

Gaylord A. Freeman, Jr., according to his New York Times obituary on March 8, 1991, was a banker who spent his entrie career at the First National Bank of Chicago, a predecessor of Chase Bank in Chicago.  He also served on a pricing board in World War II and on Treasury committees beginning in with a stint in Washington for that agency in the 1950s.  While chair of the bank, 1969-1975, the current main Chase bank Chicago headquarters was built, at Dearborn and Madison.Freeman also leased Lake Forest College's Glen Rowan as a bank con ference center in 1970, undertook a $1 million renovation of the structure then, and installed at the front door the former brass gate on the vault of t he former bank building.

On an "extended trip around the world" in the spring of 1963, Freeman wrote letters back to the First National chair then, Homer J. Livingston, and through Freeman's secretary , Jeanne Hafner, these were distributed to a circle of friends, including Lake Forest College's Robert Amaden.


Freeman, Gaylord, obituary, New York Times, March 8, 19991. 

Gruber, Wiliam, " ABN LaSalle Chief Livingston Resigns," Chicago Tribune, Jan. 13, 1988.

Note Author: Arthur H. Miller, amiller@lakeforest.edu

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