OIL: Blaustein v. Standard Oil

In 1888, the year of the Big Blizzard, German Immigrant Louis Blaustein landed in New York with 50¢ in his pocket, lent it to a needy cousin, headed for Baltimore. From a one-horse wagon he peddled cans of kerosene, soon got a job with John D. Rockefeller's up-&-coming Standard Oil Co. When he quit to go into business himself in 1910, he was rich enough to buy a one-horse tank wagon, and sell gasoline from the rear end while his son Jacob drove.

To millionaire, charitarian Louis Blaustein, death came in 1937, few...

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