TEXAS: A Man So Rich

It would be an un-Texan understatement to say that Texans boast. It was probably a Texan who was so tall that he had to climb a ladder to shave; it was undoubtedly his brother who was so small that it took two men and a boy to see him. So when they heard that Hugh Roy Cullen gave away upwards of $100 million one night last week, Texans recognized a true son of the Lone Star State.

Sixty-five-year-old Roy Cullen started life as a $3-a-week underling in the office of a San Antonio cotton broker. In 1911, he switched to...

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