In Memory

Albert Harris MacLeod - Class Of 1935

Albert Harris MacLeod

Albert H. MacLeod, 90, of Highland Park, Illinois, died of natural causes on Sunday, April 15, 2007, in his home.  Born in 1917 on Chicago's South Side, Mr. MacLeod spent his youth in Southern California, where he attended Pomona College, a school to which he remained devoted.

During his time on the Claremont campus he served as president of his fraternity and the inter-fraternity council, lettering on the school's swim team and taking photos for the yearbook.  In 1939, Mr. MacLeod graduated from Pomona with a degree in economics and joined the school's board of trustees in 1963.  After college, Mr. MacLeod served in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps during World War II, eventually earning the rank of lieutenant commander.

After the war, Mr. MacLeod returned to the Chicago area and took a job with Harris Bank, eventually becoming a vice president.  In the early 1970s he moved from Winnetka to Highland Park, where he was a city councilman from 1983 to 1991.  He helped establish the Highland Park Community Foundation, which financially supports local organizations.  In 2006, Mr. MacLeod received the foundation's first Distinguished Citizen Award.

Also known for his interest in gardening and skiing--a sport he didn't give up until he turned 80--Mr. MacLeod loved nothing more than his family and wife of 37 years, Martha.  In addition to his wife, Mr. MacLeod is survived by two sons, Craig and Andrew; two daughters, Jessi Ruth MacLeod and Martha Flanders; a stepson, Price Patton; two stepdaughters, Ann Patton and Sarah Duncan; 18 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Chicago Tribune, April 21, 2007