U.S. At War: Leo the Lion

The job of Alien Property Custodian is a job for a lion. In World War I, the administration of some $500,000,000 worth of foreign holdings in the U.S. became a muddled mess, spoiled several reputations, took 24 years and many courts to clean up. In World War II, more than ten times as much enemy property in the U.S. is involved ($7,000,000,000). Last week the vast job fell to dignified Leo Thomas Crowley.

Eight years ago, pink-faced, silver-haired Leo Crowley was called to Washington as a symbol of banking integrity, to restore public confidence...

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