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Edward B. Rust Jr. is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Bloomington, Illinois. He is also president and chief executive officer of State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm Life Insurance Company and other principal State Farm affiliates. His father Edward Sr. and his grandfather Adlai Rust before him also led State Farm.
A native of Illinois, Rust joined State Farm in 1975 at the Dallas, TX, regional office. He became president and chief executive officer in 1985 and was elected to the additional post of chairman of the board in 1987.
A graduate of Bloomington High School in 1968 and then a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Rust holds both juris doctor and master of business degrees from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He serves on the boards of directors of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois.; and Helmerich and Payne, Inc., Tulsa, OK.
He is also on the board of McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., New York, NY and is one of two co-chairs of the Business Roundtable. The chairman, Harold McGraw III is CEO of McGraw-Hill companies.
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Thomas Lewis Lyons
Kurt L. Schmoke
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Class of 1997
Edward B. Rust Jr.
Gary Hall, Sr.