Saturday, December 20, 2014

Gallery: 7 Over 70

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Patrick Ryan early in his insurance career, in the early 1960s. He went on to found a firm that became Aon Corp.

PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Mr. Ryan

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Mr. Ryan, now 73, created an insurance business and led the city’s 2016 Olympics bid in recent years.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Walter Massey and son Eric with Gov. Jim Thompson in 1980, when Mr. Massey was director of Argonne National Laboratory.

PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Mr. Massey

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Mr. Massey, now 73, is president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A Hattiesburg, Miss., native, he says the biggest change he's witnessed over the years is in the area of race relations.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Dawn Clark Netsch receives the top graduate award in her Northwestern University School of Law class in 1952. She still teaches a course there.

PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Ms. Netsch

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Ms. Netsch, 85, frequently weighs in on topics that concern her: the standing of women in politics and how money has become the No. 1 issue driving elections.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Harrison Steans was chairman of LaSalle National Bank in the mid 1970s.

PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Mr. Steans

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Mr. Steans, 75, has created a family foundation and says he would like to be remembered simply as the father of his daughters.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Andrew McKenna Sr. with wife Joanie in 1980 in Madrid at a Young Presidents Organization meeting, where they met King Juan Carlos of Spain.

PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Mr. McKenna

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"Age is a state of mind," Mr. McKenna says today at 81. "I'm delighted to be in a community where so many of my contemporaries have the same attitude toward this."

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Lester and Renee Crown in the 1990s. They work together on numerous philanthropic causes, including WTTW-TV/Channel 11 and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.

PHOTO CREDIT: Cheri Eisenberg

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After decades of marriage, the Crowns banter affectionately. Ms. Crown, 82, says she takes advice from her husband, 85. He adds with a smile, "She sometimes even follows it."

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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Cardinal Francis George enters Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago before being installed as the Catholic archbishop of the city in May 1997.

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images

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Cardinal George says he was never a very physically active man, having had polio as a child. At 74, he appreciates his life of reflection and time to read, while doing a little less traveling than in years past. "I still have to go to the Holy See," he quips.

PHOTO CREDIT: Erik Unger

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