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Thomas Cunningham was the chairman of the [[Chicago Board of Trade]] from 1983-1984. Cunningham was also a pit trader of [[corn futures]] at the CBOT. He passed away on August 20, 2012, at the age of 74. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.suntimes.com/business/14621486-420/former-cbot-chairman-cunningham-great-mentor-to-traders.html|name=Former CBOT chairman Cunningham ‘great mentor’ to traders|org=Sun Times|date=August 21, 2012}}</ref>
Thomas Cunningham was the chairman of the [[Chicago Board of Trade]] from 1983-1984. Cunningham was also a pit trader of [[corn futures]] at the CBOT. He passed away on August 20, 2012, at the age of 74 from lung cancer. <ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.suntimes.com/business/14621486-420/former-cbot-chairman-cunningham-great-mentor-to-traders.html|name=Former CBOT chairman Cunningham ‘great mentor’ to traders|org=Sun Times|date=August 21, 2012}}</ref>


== Background ==
== Background ==

Revision as of 10:26, 21 August 2012


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Thomas Cunningham
Occupation Chairman
Employer [[CBOT]]
Location Chicago
Website http://www.cmegroup.com/



[[Category:CBOT - Current Employees]] [[Category:CBOT]] Thomas Cunningham was the chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1983-1984. Cunningham was also a pit trader of corn futures at the CBOT. He passed away on August 20, 2012, at the age of 74 from lung cancer. [1]

Background[edit]

Cunningham started trading in the late 60's, borrowing money from his wife's family to buy a floor membership. After years of success, he was appointed chairman of the CBOT, overseeing the years of rapid exchange growth, when options on futures were introduced. He was seen as a mentor to many and was known for having great reserve even when taking large financial losses.

Education[edit]

Cunningham received a law degree from Depaul University and is a graduate of Fenwick high school in Oak Park, Ill.

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