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Commission Statement on the Passing of Former Chairman David S. Ruder

Chairman Jay Clayton
Commissioner Hester M. Peirce
Commissioner Elad L. Roisman
Commissioner Allison Herren Lee

Feb. 17, 2020

On Feb. 15, our brilliant and much beloved former Chairman, David S. Ruder, passed away.

Chairman Ruder left the Commission in 1989 yet his presence has remained tangible for over 30 years. Notably, those who served with him often remark on his intelligence, candor and love for the Commission. More importantly, as Chairman Ruder would have wanted, and as he so often did, they have focused on instilling those characteristics and values in others. David set a fair and effective path for future generations that has stood the test of time.

David’s love for the SEC was only exceeded by his love for his family and only rivaled by his love for Northwestern University, where he served as Dean of the law school from 1977 to 1985. We thank the Ruder family and Northwestern University for sharing Chairman Ruder with us.

Thank you, Chairman Ruder.

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