Education: Gimbel Cousins

Gimbel Bros., with busy department stores in Manhattan, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, might well be renamed Gimbel Cousins, with last week's election of one of the founder's grandsons to command of the stores.

The Gimbel family is like an artichoke. Its stalk was Adam Gimbel who immigrated from Bavaria in 1840 and opened a store at Vincennes, Ind. He raised seven sons who huddled together in department store ownership, first at Milwaukee, later in Philadelphia, in Manhattan, and lastly Pittsburgh (TiME, Dec. 14, 1925). The sons raised their many sons, and kept them snugly in the family enterprises.

Until last week...

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