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When, last March, Elisha Walker's Blair & Co. merged with Amadeo Peter Giannini's Bank of America, N. A. (TIME, April 1), the union was generally interpreted as a combination of Giannini resources with Blair & Co. personnel. When, last month (TIME, June 3), Banker Giannini announced that his 60th birthday (1870-1930) would mark his retirement, evident became Elisha Walker's position as Heir Apparent. Thus last week's amalgamation of Bank of America, N. A., with Chatham and Phenix National Bank and Trust Co. might well have been regarded as First Result of Blair &...

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