Business & Finance: Senate Revelations 6:1

Only once up to last week had Oilman Harry Ford Sinclair faced a Senate committee since that historic spring day in 1924 when, on the advice of his personal counsel, Martin Wiley Littleton, he defied the late great Senator Thomas James Walsh and the whole U. S. Senate in the Teapot Dome investigation. For doggedly refusing to answer any & all questions on his private business affairs he was cited for contempt of the Senate, clapped into a Washington jail for 199 days (TIME. Dec. 2, 1929). Yet of all the black sheep of...

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