Business: Comeback

The New York brokerage firm of Munds, Winslow & Potter employed until recently a ruddy, sturdy, white-haired man, past 65, who was in his way unique among salaried customers' men. He was George Mallory Pynchon, until two years ago the self-made head of Pynchon & Co which was a member of 16 exchanges, had eleven branches, was the oldest and largest

U. S. commission house in Paris and London. His friends and former clients ranged from Cineman Winfield Sheehan and Steelman Charles Michael Schwab to Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe). Since 1931 when the House of Pynchon fell (borne down largely by...

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