A Classification of American Wealth
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Page entitled : John Warne Gates corporate promoter

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The success of the American Steel & Wire Company and how Gates extended his influence as corporate promoter to participate in the Reid-Moore group's consolidations 

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... John Warne Gates, once a star salesman of barbed wire in the West, perfected his reputation of a large scale corporate promoter and deal maker, even a John P. Morgan could not ignore. Together with the Moore brothers from Chicago and the tin plate millionaires Daniel G. Reid and William B. Leeds, he participated in the formation of four other combinations in the steel industry : the American Tin Plate Company (Dec. 1898), the National Steel Company (Feb. 1899), the American Steel Hoop Company (April 1899) and the American Sheet Steel  ...


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