Business & Finance: Investor Ecker

Many a U. S. citizen, little acquainted with the individuals who head U. S. corporations, has at least long known that venerable HALEY FISKE was president of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Last month, however, Mr. Fiske died (TIME, March 11). Now the U. S. citizen, asked to name Metropolitan's chief, must remember that it is FREDERICK ECKER who heads what President Hoover once termed "the greatest single institution devoted to public welfare." The Metropolitan has in force some $16,000,000,000 of insurance from some 40,000,000 policies; its income is approximately $2,000,000 a day. In...

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