Baker's Speech

It was time for the Bond Club of Manhattan to give another luncheon. To George F. Baker, "the grand old man of Wall Street," said to be 10 times as rich as the original J. P. Morgan, went an invitation. He accepted. More than that, he said he would make a speech— the first of his life. Persuasive as a dinner horn that news blared; great men rallied to the luncheon. From 23 Wall Street came Thomas W. Lament, Dwight W. Morrow, Junius S. Morgan Jr., George Whitney of...

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