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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Lester McKeever

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Accountant Lester McKeever was born on June 15, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Wendell Phillips High School and was educated at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He studied law at the Chicago Kent College of Law. After law school, McKeever joined the accounting firm of Washington & Pittman. In 1976, McKeever was elected to Washington & Pittman's Board of Directors as a managing partner and eventually the firm was renamed Washington, Pittman & McKeever. A passionate civic leader, McKeever served on the Finance Committee under Chicago mayors Harold Washington and Richard M. Daley. In 1993, McKeever was elected to the Illinois Institute of Technology's Board of Directors. In 1997, he made history when he was appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. McKeever served as board chairman for the Chicago Urban League and was an active member of the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Neighborhood Institute Development Corporation.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
112 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Lester McKeever
Lester McKeever
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Chicago, Illinois 2000 May 19.
Description
1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 51 min., 1 sec.)) : sound, color
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