Memories of Bill Cary

More than 30 years have passed since I completed the interviews for the first edition of The Transformation of Wall Street.

My interview with Bill Cary on October 28th and 29th, 1980 was particularly memorable.  I met with Bill in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where he was being treated.

Bill had already written a memoir of his years as Chair of the Commission, Politics and the Regulatory Agencies.   Bill met with me to be helpful to my effort to draft a comprehensive history of the SEC.

Only at the end of the interview did I appreciate … Read more

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Editor's Tweet: Famed securities law expert and historian Joel Seligman recounts his memories of SEC Chairman William L. Cary and his impact on the SEC