Business: Insull, Jr.

At Chicago last week, directors of the Midland Utilities Co. elected Samuel Insull Jr. their president over public utility companies which serve electricity, gas or transportation to 194 communities of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. He accepted the appointment with the grace of his mother, onetime Actress Margaret A. Bird, and with the complacent assurance of his father, Electricity Monger Samuel Insull.

Samuel Insull Jr.—short, stocky, quick-spoken—has never had the least doubt of his destiny. Always, yet without obnoxious parade, he has carried himself as the proper successor of a potent sire. There was...

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