Business: Who Plants, Tends

No name has been more bitterly cursed in Wall Street than "Roosevelt." But last week Wall Streeters were reminded that few names have been more venerated in The Street, either. The reminder: the 150th anniversary of Roosevelt & Son, investment management firm long dominated by the Oyster Bay, or non-New Dealing, Roosevelts. *

Roosevelt & Son held a subdued celebration, in keeping with its high-stooled, high-collared conservatism. Top officers greeted clients and friends at a reception in the New York Yacht Club. Guests received copies of a newly published history of the firm entitled The...

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