UTILITIES: Death in Philadelphia

To Henry Latham Doherty, off to a business career at twelve as an office boy for the Columbus (Ohio) Gas Co., the world of the eighties was an oyster and he held the shucking knife. By the turn of the century he was a crack western public utility man, and by the time he moved into Manhattan at 35 to set up Henry L. Doherty & Co. (utilities investments) he was a millionaire and had feathered his chin with a goatish beard to impress Wall Streeters. The beard failed to work, and Mr....

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