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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Lester McKeever.

Author: Lester McKeever; Julieanna L Richardson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Lester McKeever
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lester McKeever; Julieanna L Richardson; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518501
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2000 May 19.
Description: 1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 51 min., 1 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Lester McKeever
Lester McKeever

Abstract:

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.

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