POLITICAL NOTES: North Shore Scion

Sons of rich Chicago men have little trouble keeping in the local public eye. Less trouble than most had James Simpson Jr., son of Marshall Field & Co.'s yellow-haired, young-looking board chairman. He married Alicia Patterson, daughter of the publisher of the New York Daily News, at the age of 22. In 1928, a year later, they separated, were divorced last year. He continued steeplechasing, flying, helped develop swanky Arlington Park Race track, interests with which he did not allow his connection with the Merchandise Mart (Marshall Field's wholesale branch) gravely to...

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