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John P. Morgridge (born 1933) is an American businessman who was the chairman of the board of Cisco Systems.

Morgridge is from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and attended Wauwatosa East High School. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1955; while at Wisconsin he joined Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He worked part-time at jobs such as washing equipment in a sweet pea cannery, digging stone at the quarry in Lannon, washing walls in Milwaukee's Pabst Brewery, doing road construction on Highway 64, and working as a railroad brakeman. He earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1957.
After school, he worked for Stratus Computer and Honeywell Information Systems before serving as president and Chief Operating officer of GRiD Systems. He joined Cisco in 1988, then a four year old company with 34 employees, as its second chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He was replaced by John Chambers as CEO in 1995 and as Chairman in 2006. At his retirement in 2006, Cisco had 50,000 employees in 77 countries.
In 2010, Morgridge and his wife donated $175 million to create the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, an endowment which will provide grants to low-income students attending one of Wisconsin???s public colleges or universities. Morgridge serves on several corporate and charity boards of directors, including the Nature Conservancy, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and is a trustee of Stanford University where he teaches management at the Graduate School of Business. Morgridge and his wife are among the group of American billionaires who have committed to give the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and/or charities as part of The Giving Pledge.
Morgridge is married his high school sweetheart, Tashia Frankwurth (now a special education teacher), granddaughter of William Frankfurth, the co-founder of the German-English Academy (now known as the University School of Milwaukee). They have an adult son and daughter, and six grandkid

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Morgridge match exceeds goal: $250 million raised for faculty positions

John and Tashia Morgridge issued a challenge last November to fellow University of Wisconsin–Madison alumni — they would match up to $100 million in donations to fund new and enhanced endowments for named professorships, chairs and distinguished chairs ...
Posted: September 8, 2015, 4:22 am

To Get Big, You've Got to Start Small

This fall I was fortunate to have John Morgridge guest teach one of my classes at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. The case study for the class, called Formation of New Ventures, focused on his challenges in his first 90 days as Cisco's CEO in 1988.
Posted: January 28, 2013, 9:39 pm

Pizarro: Tech Awards to honor Tashia and John Morgridge with humanitarian award

The selection of Cisco Systems Chairman Emeritus John Morgridge and his wife, Tashia Morgridge, for this year's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award is a welcome return to Silicon Valley for The Tech Awards' signature honor. The award has been ...
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:00 pm
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