A onetime Democrat, he became Secretary of the Treasury in a Republican administration. As such, he financed the first war which the U. S. fought against a civilized country other than Great Britain.* He was official head of Chicago's World's Fair. He was long President of Chicago's First National Bank-"its brains and body" forgotten La Salle Streeters called him. He married a Minnesota woman, a Colorado woman, a California woman. He "discovered" Frank A. Vanderlip. At 80, a soft veil of hair covered his head; with spreading beard and whiskers, he...

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