Business: Northwestern Election

It seems inevitable that Calvin Coolidge must some day become president of a great life insurance company. For four months it looked as if the company would be Northwestern Mutual, whose trustees began trying in June to agree on a successor to the late President William Duncan Van Dyke, who died June 7. Last week with a message in his hand a trustee left the board room on the fifth floor of Northwestern's marble headquarters in Milwaukee. Instead of going out to a telegraph office he walked down a single flight of broad stairs,...

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