Business & Finance: Death of a Sailor

As it must to all men, Death came at Sewickley, Pa., last week, to a 69-year-old millionaire who had risen from a small stained glass maker to be the largest plate-glass manufacturer in the world. He was on boards of great banks, Mellon National, Federal Reserve, was director of a Bell Telephone Co., trustee for Pittsburgh's Associated Charities, president of national trade associations. Yet all his life he was a sailor-man at heart, romantic, adventurous. Captain Charles William Brown, son of Jacob B., typical New England Ship Master, went to sea out of...

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