Our History

1869

Northwestern National Insurance 
Company – Incorporation

1945

Lawyers Surety Corporation – Incorporation

1956

State Surety Company – Incorporation

1969

Old Republic International Corporation – started trading on the NYSE

1981

Northwestern National Surety Company – Incorporation

Donald L. Bowen – President of Northwestern National Surety Company

1986

Old Republic International Corporation purchases Northwestern National Surety Company, Lawyers Surety Company and State Surety Company

1992

James E. Lee – President & Chief Executive Officer of Old Republic Surety Company

1994

Old Republic Surety Company shifts Lawyers Surety Company bonds to Old Republic paper

1995

Old Republic Surety Company shifts State Surety Company bonds to Old Republic paper

2004

Old Republic Surety Company increases contract bonding capacity to $5MM

2007

Gerald C. Leach – President of Old Republic Surety Company

2008

Old Republic Surety Company increases contract bonding capacity to $20MM

2013

Alan P. Pavlic named President and Chief Operating Officer of Old Republic Surety Company

2014

Old Republic Surety Company increases contract bonding capacity to $50MM

2017

Old Republic Surety increases commercial bonding capacity to $10MM

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