MONEY & BANKING: Baker's Boy

With the possible exception of J. P. Morgan, the name George Fisher Baker is the most illustrious in U. S. banking. Side-whiskered George Fisher Baker descended from Troy, N. Y., in 1863 helped found Manhattan's great First National Bank. His son followed him at its helm.

The third George Fisher Baker grew up inconspicuously as many a rich boy does. From St. Paul's School he went to Harvard, where he roomed in dowdy Kirkland House, concentrated in government, joined Hasty Pudding and Owl. No college athlete, slender George Baker made news in 1936...

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