BANKING: Sir William's New Bank

Although he has always moved mysteriously in international circles, Sir William Wiseman, tenth baronet of Ulster, partner in Manhattan's Kuhn, Loeb & Co., has never made much of a public splash. He graduated from Cambridge, was gassed at Ypres, studied espionage at Scotland Yard, at 30 was the second most powerful Briton in the U.S., unofficial head of His Majesty's World War I secret service in the U.S. and Woodrow Wilson's "confidential Englishman." Afterward he joined Kuhn, Loeb, the second greatest U.S. private banking house (the first: J. P. Morgan & Co.),...

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