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Page entitled : Wanamaker in politics and A.T. Stewart takeover

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Of John Wanamaker's unsuccessful inroads in politics and his acquisition of the A.T. Stewart retail store in New York.

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left John Wanamaker with a bitter feeling, this did not deter him from engaging further into Republican politics. Back in Philadelphia, he found his business so well managed by his son, Thomas Brown Wanamaker, and his long time associate Robert C. Ogden, that he felt little need to mind the store. 

Consequently he followed the call of his many political supporters within the Republican Part, to defy the corrupted political machine of power broker and U.S. Senator   ...


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