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Issues of the Mind

In observing the history of the Bancrofts, owners of the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones publishing empire for over a century, you find Hugh Bancroft, the first in line, with what is now known as clinical depression. If not brilliant, this man was highly educated. At 14, he entered...

The Panic of 1907

From Clarence Barron’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal in 1902 until 1907, America was on one of its cyclic booms. In 1907, however, “The Panic of 1907” hit Wall Street and the country. It was also called the “1907 Bankers’ Panic.” The New York Stock Exchange fell close to...

Hugh Bancroft

Hugh Bancroft was an interesting man. Born in Boston with a silver spoon in his mouth, one would quickly view him as the epitome of success. He graduated from Harvard in 1897, at 17. His father, a major general of the Massachusetts National Guard and Chairman of the Boston Elevated Railway, captained...