Business & Finance: Hooked Fisherman

Expert fly-fishermen regard dandified little George Michel Lucien LaBranche as their foremost U. S. authority. His Dry Fly and Fast Water is an angler's lexicon. Occasionally, for reasons which his friends have never been able to discover, he goes fishing in hipboots, cutaway, light waistcoat, wing collar. Fisherman LaBranche is also a stockbroker, and a rich one. He learned his trade at the swift hand of an authority as revered among brokers as is Mr. LaBranche among fishermen. For years he was secretary to the late great Speculator James R. Keene, whom J....

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