James G. Boswell II, a major focus of the great book on the JG Boswell farming empire entitled "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire" passed away last Friday at age 86. Here's the obituary from the LA Times (thanks to Cheap Stocks reader Scott Hall for this link).
Boswell presided over JG Boswell, Co (Ticker:BWEL), one of the most interesting quasi-publicly traded companies that most investors have never heard of, as chairman, president and CEO from 1952 until 1984. He was still serving on the board of directors at the time of his death.
For more on the company, see our most recent BWEL post.
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