A Classification of American Wealth
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Page entitled : Succession in the Wanamaker Family

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How Lewis Rodman Wanamaker greatly increased the fortune he inherited from John Wanamaker, his successors John Wanamaker II, John Rodman Wanamaker and descendants.

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Rodman Wanamaker's guidance, and thanks to the strong expansion of the U.S. economy during the Roaring Twenties, sales and profits at the Wanamaker stores reached new heights and thus, despite generous benefactions, Rodman Wanamaker was able to leave his three children a sizeable fortune of   ...


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