Richard L. Duchossois is the Founder and Chairman of The Duchossois Group. Dick graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy and was attending Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, when he was called to active military service. He served in five European campaigns and was awarded various citations before he was released from active service as a Major in 1946.
From 1952 to 1980, Dick was Chief Executive Officer of Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, one of the nation’s leading rail car manufacturers. In 1980, he purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. and became its Chairman. In 1983, as Chairman of The Duchossois Group, he purchased Arlington Park Race Track and led its resurrection after a disastrous fire in 1985.
In 2000, Arlington Park merged with Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN), where Dick and Craig currently sit on the Board of Directors.more » « less