Business: Shedd

John Graves Shedd, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marshall Field & Co., died last week in Chicago after an operation for appendicitis.

"I honestly believe that Mr. Shedd is the best merchant in America."

The late Marshall Field, always autocratic, unyielding, glared at the Federal Commission before whom he was speaking, as if he expected a contradiction. None came. Too much had been spoken, even then, about this John Shedd, about his economy, his executive ability, his uncanny foresight, for the listeners to dispute anything that Mr. Field cared to say....

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