Business: Death of Krech

Alvin William Krech, 70, was for 20 years president, and since 1923 board chairman of the Equitable Trust Co., director of numerous other banking and railroad companies, banking colleague of Otto Hermann Kahn and Paul Drennan Cravath, holder of decorations from the French, Italian and Rumanian Governments for rehabilitation work after the War. Last week he died, of angina pectoris, suddenly at his Manhattan office, just two years to the day after he pried the first brick from the old Mills building on whose Broad Street site the Equitable's new 42-story building now...

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