A Quiz About 1923

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Bill_Y_Orgledorf 8 years, 7 months ago

I received this through email from a friend. Author unknown.

In 1923, Who Was . .

  1. President of the largest steel company?

  2. President of the largest gas company?

  3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

  4. Greatest wheat speculator?

  5. Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their day.

Now, 82 years later, do we know what ultimately became of them?

The Answers:

  1. The president of the largest steel company.

Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

  1. The president of the largest gas company.

Edward Hopson, went insane.

  1. The president of the New York Stock Exchange.

Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home

  1. The greatest wheat speculator.

Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

5 The Great Bear of Wall Street.

Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and the winner of the most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.

What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death.

The Moral:

Screw work.

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None 8 years, 3 months ago

Screw work. I'll go along with that. Chuck some wood instead! It's great exercise, keeps your teeth clean and white, and it's fun. How much wood can a woodchuck chuck when he chucks wood? Depends on the hardness of the fiber and the extend of the supply!

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