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Thomas Bayne Wilson, former clerk and traveling auditor for the Southern Pacific Co., branched out nine years ago, became president of Pacific Greyhound Lines Inc. which he had merged from half-a-dozen motor transport companies. After nursing Pacific Greyhound through 1932 with a $412,960 profit, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Alaska Steamship Co., boosted its business 50% between 1933 and 1937. Last week, to fill an old vacancy, he was elected board chairman of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., which has long wanted directors with broad transport experience. Quiet, energetic Thomas Wilson, 46, is already air-minded; he likes to hunt bears in the Arctic, often uses airplanes on his big-game junkets.

Albert John County at 19 got a job as clerk with the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. He soon knew more about its history than any other employe and “Ask County” became a Pennsylvania byword. In 1920 the hardworking, good-natured Irishman was elected a director of the road. For the past nine years he has been Vice President in charge of Finance and Corporate Relations. Today, white-haired Albert County, 67, may well hold more directorships (121) than any other U. S. businessman, is famed for his judgment of the capital market—he invariably picks the right moment to float bond issues. Last week, after 48 years with the Pennsylvania, he gave up railroading, planned henceforth to chop trees and roam the woods near his Christmas Cove, Me. home.

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