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Jan. 15th, 2009

In 1923, 
Who Was 


1. President of the largest steel company? 

2. President of the largest gas company? 


3. President of the New York Stock Exchange? 


4. Greatest wheat speculator? 


5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 


6. Great Bear of Wall Street? 




These men 

were considered 
some of the worlds most successful 
of  their days. 




Now, 

86 years later, 
the history book asks us, 
if we know 
what ultimately became of them.
 
 



The Answers: 


1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, 

died a pauper.
 

2. The president of the largest gas company, 
Edward Hopson, 

went insane. 


3. The president of the NYSE, 
Richard Whitney, 

was released from prison
 
to die at home. 


4. The greatest wheat speculator, 
Arthur Cooger, 

died abroad, penniless. 


5. The president 
of 
the Bank of International Settlement, 

shot himself. 


6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, 
Cosabee Livermore, 

also committed suicide 




However, 

in that same year, 
1923, 
the PGA Champion 
and 
the winner of 
the 
most important golf tournament, 
the US Open, 
was 

Gene Sarazen.
 
What became of him? 


He played golf until he was 92, 
died in 1999 at the age of 95. 
He was financially secure 
at the time of his death. 


The Moral:
 

Screw work. 

Play golf. 

Comments

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cathy_edgett
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
It certainly makes sense by this accounting. :)

I'm not a golfer but will consider play and relaxation advisable!!
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