Business: Personnel: Feb. 14, 1938

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¶ "You've been −−−−ing up this business long enough. I'm going to straighten it out." Legend has it that these were the words of a hawk-eyed, six-foot Bessarabian Jewish immigrant named Samuel Zemurray who stormed into a meeting of the Bostonian directors of United Fruit Co. in 1932, thumped down on the long table in front of them enough stock certificates and proxies to give him control of the $187,000,000 company. Sam Zemurray got into the banana business in Mobile, Ala. in the early 1900s as a jobber,...

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