Honoree

Stephen L. Ferguson

AWARDS

Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows (2011)
Indiana University Bloomington
J.D. 1966

BIOGRAPHY

Stephen L. Ferguson has enjoyed a long, varied and successful career in law, business, and public service, making him a pillar of the Bloomington community. An Order of the Coif graduate of the Law School, Ferguson was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1966, serving four terms while establishing a law practice in Bloomington. As president of CFC Inc., Ferguson has been actively involved in the preservation and rebirth of downtown Bloomington. He also has played a key role in the growth of Cook Medical, an internationally known leader in the medical devices industry. In addition to serving as attorney for the company, he has been chairman and chief operating officer of its parent, Cook Group Inc., and has been responsible for renovation and operation of the historic French Lick Resort.

Ferguson has been elected or appointed to the boards of directors of many organizations, including serving 12 years on the IU Board of Trustees, four of them as president. He also has been active in FDA reform, and has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash by three Indiana governors. He recently was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum in 2013.