Richard de J. Osborne
1996 Inductee into American Mining Hall of Fame
Richard de J. Osborne was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1934. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1952 and from Princeton University with an A.B. degree in economics in 1956. He joined ASARCO in 1975 as Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was elected a director in 1976, was named Executive Vice President in 1977 and President in 1982, and in 1985 was elected its Chairman and CEO.
Mr. Osborne is the former chairman and a current director of the National Mining Association, the former chairman and a current director of the International Copper Association, and the chairman and a director of the Copper Development Association. He is non-executive chairman and a director of the Southern Peru Copper Corporation and a director of Grupo Mexico, S.A. de C.V., the Schering-Plough Corporation, the B.F. Goodrich Company, and the Tinker Foundation. Mr. Osborne’s associations also include service as a director of the American Australian Association, the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas.