Dr Washington Dodge

Jan C. Nielsen

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I recently found another Titanic connection to the 1919 financial scandal involving Dr. Dodge, which had resulted in his suicide. On January 14, 1919 Dr. Dodge was ousted from the presidency of the Federal Telegraph Company. Initially, certain of the dissendent shareholders took over. However, eventually, R.P. Schwerin took control. Schwerin, interestingly enough, ran the Pacific Mail Steamship company, which had leased White Star Line ships for its Pacific trade.
 

Jan C. Nielsen

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Here's a photograph of the Union Pacific Club Building, at Mason and California Streets in San Francisco. Dr. Dodge was a member of this club, as were many prominent other people.
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