The Beginning (16) – The Reminiscences of Alfred Duryee Guion – 1884 – 1964

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

The following memories are quotes from “Reminiscences of Alfred D.  Guion, written in 1960 while he was on a four-months “around the world” freighter trip.

            Alfred Duryee Guion

This leads me to another episode which happened a few years later during my senior year at N.Y.U., and which, if followed through, might have made a considerable difference in my life – – one of those “opportunity knocks once” things.

My college instructor in accounting, Mr. Wildman, I personally loved very much.  One evening he asked me to stay after class and then told me a friend of his, private secretary to John D. Rockefeller, Jr,, had asked him to recommend someone for the job of private secretary to John D. Sr, and he, Wildman, had thought of me and asked if I might be interested.  Here was a glamorous opportunity worth looking into, so…

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