Richard Uhlmann

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Richard Uhlmann

Richard Uhlmann was a former member and president of the Chicago Board of Trade, a grain merchant who founded Uhlmann Grain Co. Uhlmann, who served as the CBOT's president during its 100 year anniversary, died in 1989 at the age of 91.

Background[edit]

Uhlmann was born in 1898to Frederic "Fred" Uhlmann and Hattie Uhlmann.[1]

Uhlmann founded Uhlmann Grain Co. with his father in 1923 and was one of the top grain traders and considered one of the principal traders in the grain business[2][3] He was a frequent spokesman for the exchange and industry.[4][5] In 1947, Uhlmann testified before Congress at a joint committee of the Senate an House that addressed President Truman's anti-inflation program.[6][7]

While president of the CBOT, he created the Uhlmann Prize in 1948, which awarded $3000 at a symposium held in Chicago and given to the best academic paper about the futures markets.[8][9][10]

Prior to being elected president, Uhlmann served as first vice president of the Chicago Board of Trade.[11]

He was a veteran of World War I and graduated from Cornell University in 1919.

Uhlmann was the father of Frederick G. Uhlmann, who followed his father into the grain business and to the Chicago Board of Trade and would serve as the chairman of the CBOT in the mid-1970s.[12]

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