Richard “Dick” Duesenberg, former chair of the ABA Business Law Section in 1987–1988, passed away in August 2023. During his tenure as chair, the Section changed its name from the Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Section to the more simple: Business Law Section.
“Dick was the general counsel of Monsanto Corporation, where he assembled what was considered then to be one of the best in-house legal departments in the country,” said Maury B. Poscover, former chair of the ABA Business Law Section, 1997–98. “He was dedicated to his alma mater, Valparaiso University. Both Dick and his twin brother, Bob, were significant financial supporters to Valparaiso.”
Mr. Duesenberg earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Valparaiso University and a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School.