Richard C. Hamper (1905-1995) was born in Aurora. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern Law School.
He served in the United States Army during World War II as a special agent in intelligence.
Mr. Hamper was associated in the practice of law with Charles H. Atwell, Sr. in the firm of Atwell and Hamper. In the 1940’s, he served as the Kane County States Attorney.
Attorney Hamper practiced law for over sixty years and was the oldest practicing attorney in Aurora at the time of his death.
He was a member of the Union League Club in Aurora, the American Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association.
His wife Ruth Hamper (1917-2013) created this unrestricted fund as a memorial to her husband in 1996. It was established as an endowment in 2003.