Robert C. Liebenow

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Robert C. Liebenow

The late Robert C. Liebenow (1923-2006) was the first non-member president of the Chicago Board of Trade.[1] He also served as president of the Corn Refiners Association from 1965 to 1990.


Liebenow worked in banking before being named secretary of the CBOT in 1952. In 1956 he was selected to be the first paid, non-member of the exchange. The highest ranking member of the CBOT would then be the chairman of the board.

In 1965 Liebenow joined the Corn Refiners Association, which was originally the Corn Industries Research Foundation.[2]

In 1956, Liebenow was honored as one of the top outstanding young men by the United States Junior Chamber.[3][4]



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  2. Former Corn Refiners Association President Robert C. Liebenow Passes Away. GrainNet.
  3. List of Ten Outstanding Young Americans. Wikipedia.
  4. Wendell Ford elected president for a full term. USJCC.