A Classification of American Wealth
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  Consolidated Tobacco Compant a trust in tobacco 

June 1901, James Buchanan Duke, Thomas Fortune Ryan and their main associates formed a new holding company under the liberal laws of New Jersey. Consolidated Tobacco Company had an authorized and entirely paid up share capital of 30'000'000 $. The shares were subscribed by the leading officers and directors of the tobacco trust, including James Buchanan Duke, Oliver


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