Business & Finance: Stettinius

Born at St. Louis, moulded by business (chief of a boiler factory and of the famed Diamond Match Co.) for a great purpose, Edward R. Stettinius died last week at his Long Island home.

In the summer of 1915—the Allied lines being within 100 miles of Paris as a result of the slaughter on the Somme—the late Henry P. Davison returned from Europe. To his partners of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., No. 23 Wall St., he presented a contract from the Allied Governments commissioning the house of Morgan to act as...

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