Business & Finance: David Buick

"If I'd only got into the automobile business on the ground floor, what a millionaire I'd be today! If I'd started in like Ford and Dodge, I'd be sailing a yacht around the world right now. Well, they were lucky birds, those guys. They got a break."

So, to himself, ruminates many a U. S. man-in-the-street, dazzled by world-wide Fords, by General Motors balance sheets, by Chrysler skyscrapers. But such envious persons might well harken to the story of David D. Buick. Mr. Buick was in on the automobile...

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