Archie R. Boe

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Archie R. Boe (born 1921 in Estherville, Iowa - d. January 2, 1989 in Chicago, Illinois) was a former president of Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Allstate Insurance Co.


Boe graduated from Drake University in 1941 with a degree in Finance, and earned a master's degree in Business from the University of Chicago.

In 1966 Boe was named President of Allstate Insurance, and became the company's chairman and executive officer in 1972; in 1982 he became the president of Sears, a post he held for two years. Boe retired in 1984,[1] he was inducted into the Chicago Business Hall of Fame in 1987, and served on several corporate boards.

Boe was also the author of Allstate: The Story of the Good Hands Company.


Archie Boe died of cancer at age 67, he was survived by his wife, son, stepson, two stepdaughters and four grandchildren.