John F. Gilmore Jr. passed away Monday evening after a heroic 20 year battle with cancer. John was a retired partner of Goldman Sachs, a founding partner of Liquidity Direct, in addition to being Chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1986 and Vice Chairman in 1985. In 2005, he was inducted into the Futures Industry Association Futures Hall of Fame.
John was a 35 year member of the CBOT, a member of the CME, a 7 term director at the CBOT, a 9 time Governor of the CBOT Clear Corporation and a founding member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Additionally John was a member of 13 international exchanges including SIMEX, where he worked with the Monetary Authority of Singapore to prevent the exchanges collapse during the Baring’s crisis.
He was Chairman and President of Mount Carmel High School from 1986-2009 and sat on the boards of Misericordia and Old Saint Patrick’s Church amongst other philanthropic endeavors.
John is survived by his wife Charlotte and his two sons John and Christopher. The details on the wake and funeral will be published in all local papers in the coming days.