Business: Fireman's Fund

Jacob Bertha Levison, 75, somewhat resembles the eminent flutist Georges Barrère in his close-cropped, courtly white beard and twinkling eyes. He too plays the flute, but this and his long patronage of music in San Francisco are matters of diversion. For 60 years Mr. Levison's business has been with disaster by land & sea. Fortnight ago he retired from the presidency to the chairmanship of San Francisco's famed Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. Last week its two main subsidiaries confirmed him in the same change of office. Having thus ended 20 years in active...

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