Monday, March 16, 2015

Black History Month Speaker February 8, 2015 - Todd Stroger

On February 8th Sherman was pleased to welcome former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, who graciously stood in for Alderman Howard Brookins who was unable to attend due to last minute difficulties.

Todd H. Stroger grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended St Felicitas Elementary School before going on to St. Ignatius High School. Stroger attended Xavier University of Louisiana, the alma mater of his father, former Cook County Board President John Stroger, Jr. He then began his career of public service in the office of Cook County’s chief judge. Stroger worked as an investment banker at SBK Brooks before serving as a state representative from 1992 to 2001 and as alderman of the 8th Ward from 2001 until 2006.  Todd succeeded his father as Cook County Board President in 2006 and held that position until 2010.

A "Fun Fact" provided by the Cook County Clerk's office: When he ran for state representative, Stroger’s friend and fellow Xavier alumna Jeanine volunteered for his campaign. They later married and have two children.

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