Business & Finance: Bird, Ox, Horse, Lobster, Shark

In July 1932 Joseph Wright Harriman was quietly retired from the presidency of Manhattan's Harriman National Bank by "promotion" to chairman. In March 1933 the Harriman bank failed to open after the banking holiday and Banker Harriman, arrested on the charge of having falsified his bank's books, was arraigned in court on a stretcher. In May 1933, Banker Harriman, having escaped from a sanitarium to suburban Long Island, futilely pinked his bosom with a butcher knife. Last week Banker Harriman, wearing a grey suit and a Panama hat, walked into court to stand...

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