Business & Finance: Gas Man's Trial

Investigators had never heard of him and Henry Latham Doherty knew him only as a brash young gaspipe salesman when, in 1928, Frank Preston Parish founded Missouri-Kansas Pipe Line Co. When newspaper editors looked at his smooth young face they dubbed him "The Boy Wizard of Finance" only to learn that he had been bankrupt two years before. Oil and gas men who took the trouble to inquire about his life found great gaps in the Parish career. He had bummed his way around the West riding the rails. He had set himself up...

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