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Charles R. Walgreen Jr.

Industry mourns passing of Charles ‘Cork’ Walgreen

Industry mourns passing of Charles ‘Cork’ Walgreen

DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Charles R. (Cork) Walgreen III, former chairman, president and CEO of Walgreen Co., died today at his home in Lake Forest, Ill. He was 80. Walgreen was the grandson of company founder Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Born in Chicago on Nov. 11, 1935, to Mary Ann Leslie and Charles R. Walgreen Jr.,