Henry Crown Questions

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Henry Crown Questions

Postby CPF363 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:20 pm

A few questions regarding Henry Crown.

1. What percentage of the Rock Island did Mr. Crown own?
2. Was he financially involved in any other railroads at the time that he owned the Rock Island?
3. When Downing Jenks was running the Rock Island in the early 1960s, he proposed a merger with MILW and the Missouri Pacific, did Crown derail both of these ideas?
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Re: Henry Crown Questions

Postby Desertdweller » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:09 am

These are good questions, and ones I would like to have the answers to also.

I cannot blame him for trying to cut his losses.

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