Business: Personal File: Dec. 15, 1961

∙At its New York convention last week (see THE NATION), the National Association of Manufacturers chose as its new president an embodiment of the great American success story—reserved, stern-featured Donald J. Hardenbrook, 65. A non-college man, Hardenbrook started out as a $6-a-week office boy with Atlas Portland Cement, inexorably worked his way up to board chairman of American Creosoting Corp. Though he is descended from Manhattan's original Dutch settlers and claims a great-great-great-great-grandfather who helped found the New York Stock Exchange in 1792, strapping Donald Hardenbrook owes his business eminence not to his heritage but to an insatiable, twelve-hour-a-day appetite for...

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