Law: Busby Victory

When Leonard Asbury Busby, Chicago lawyer and tractionman, died in 1930, he left an estate of $1,635,000 and debts to banks and brokerage houses of nearly $1,000,000. Named executor was the trust affiliate of Chicago's big First National Bank, of which his good friend the late Melvin Alvah ("Mel") Traylor was president. Busby's will set up a trust for his widow and two children, gave the executor full power to sell any property "upon such terms as ... may seem desirable." President Traylor, who assumed direct supervision of the estate, was thus...

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