Business & Finance: Kittle

Sears, Roebuck & Co., famed Chicago mail-order house, last week elected a new president, Charles M. Kittle, to succeed Julius Rosenwald. Because of the large trading in Sears, Roebuck shares on the New York Stock Exchange, brokerage houses, financial bigwigs evinced interest. Mr. Kittle, now 44, began his rise to fortune as a waterboy to a railroad section-gang when he was 14. At 17, he was a telegraph operator, then cashier, chief clerk, superintendent. He was general manager of the Illinois Central Railroad. During the War. he managed the Illinois Central and three...

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