PERSONNEL: The World's Moneylender

From the patio of his five-bedroom, colonial-style house east of Urbana, Ohio, Farmer-Lawyer Vance Brand can look 2¶ miles over pasture and corn land to a white silo that marks the boundary of his 1,700-acre farm. But for the last few years he has had little time to enjoy the view, has been intent on a much broader horizon. As a director of the Export-Import Bank since 1954, Vance Brand, 52, has traveled more than a quarter of a million miles at the job of overseeing longterm, low-interest loans for the world's...

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