Business & Finance: L. F. Loree

So ferocious in appearance is Leonor Fresnel Loree, the shaggiest of high railroad executives, that when he makes his rare appearance "hair, mustache and beard awry, thick, bushy brows slanting up from his heavy-lidded eyes" at the New Jersey College for Women or at Rutgers, the young people are always startled. He is a trustee of these institutions, one of the several railroad masters to take interest in academic affairs (see EDUCATION).

Recent months, while the Van Sweringens were trying and failing to effect their Nickel Plate System as a competitor in the East...

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