Business: Tidy Tiddbit

A big-league utilitarian, heard from last week, is George Tidd, who runs the $523,000,000 American Gas and Electric system, in nine States from the Tennessee Valley to Lake Michigan. American Gas was put together in 1907 by Harrison Williams of North American Co., and Sidney Zollicoffer Mitchell, now retired, formerly head of Electric Bond & Share, which owns 19% of American Gas common. Tidd is an operating man who once indicated to a Washington investigation that a great deal of the finance in his own power system was over his head. Nevertheless, in...

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