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Lester McKeever

Lester McKeever

Former chairman | Federal Reserve of Chicago | Class of 1955

Regrettably, Lester McKeever’s Campustown happy place is no more. 

"I started my college campus experience at UIUC living in the PGUs. After an opening, and pledging Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, I moved into the Kappa house at 707 South Third," says the former chairman of the Federal Reserve of Chicago.

“This is the place on campus most memorable to me. It was fun, stimulating in so many ways, and the place where I met many of my lifelong friends. One room in the house was called the ‘dorm’ — it  had no heat and was extremely cold during the winter and we were challenged to sleep there. 

“It has since been torn down, but the history of its acquisition has always been a mystery to me.”