BANKING: A. P.'s Team

"I'm retired, dammit," says leonine old Amadeo Peter Giannini, chairman of the board of California's huge Bank of America, whenever reporters note that he still bosses his 478-branch colossus.-But 73-year-old A. P. still goes to work in his walnut-paneled San Francisco office every day; he has been "retiring" ever since he was 31, when he decided that he had earned enough in his stepfather's fruit and vegetable business to take life easy. Actually no one believes his beloved bank will be run by anyone else so long as A. P. can draw breath.

Two Comers. Nonetheless Banker Giannini has for...

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