National Affairs: The Head of Cromwell

James H. R. Cromwell may be rich but he loves ideas. He is the author of two books on the Synchronization Theory for the production of wealth. He himself is the production of wealth, partly by virtue of his widowed mother's marriage to the late Philadelphia Financier Edward T.Stotesbury, partly by marrying (in 1935) fabulously rich Doris Duke. Jimmy finds his position in the world significant, not to say symbolic. Says he: "You might say that I am a symbol of a great change that is taking place, as a result of the depression, in the ruling...

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