National Affairs: SEVEN BIG TEXANS

Only their bankers know who the richest Texans are. But these would be on anyone's list:

Haralson L. Hunt, 62, of Dallas. Probably the richest in oil income, reputedly worth $263 million, Hunt is tall, solidly built, poker-faced. He is passionately publicity-shy, has had only one known picture taken of him (see cut), walks the streets unrecognized.

W. L. Moody Jr. of Galveston. Moody is a wispy, somber oldster who in his 80s dresses always in black, treats men in their 60s as youngsters. He controls banks, newspapers, a large insurance company, vast ranching...

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