Wall Street: A Man for Everyman's Capitalism

When he became president of the New York Stock Exchange in 1951, George Keith Funston said, "I'll try to be a salesman of shares in America."

Up to that time, his primary sales experience had been as a marketing man for the American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corp. and as a fund raiser for Connecticut's Trinity College, of which he had been president. But he did splendidly as the No. 1 drummer of U.S. everyman's capitalism. Funston's zeal helped raise the number of American shareowners from 6.5 million to 21.5 million. Last week,...

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