Business & Finance: 30

In the class book of 1912 at the University of Colorado, under a picture of Floyd Bostwick Odium, is the caption: "Manages to get his hands on everything that makes money." Starting as an obscure chaser of ambulance chasers in Utah, lean, sandy-haired Floyd Odium got his hands on $14,000,000 in cash and quick assets just before the market broke in 1929. He sat on his money until 1930, then quietly began placing his bets. Result: Floyd Odium is Depression's No. 1 phenomenon and his Atlas Corp., with assets of $110,000,000, the biggest investment...

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