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Max Linn at 24: a trip through Times archives



LinnpicBefore he was running as a Democrat for Congress or for governor with the Reform Party, Max Linn was featured in the St. Petersburg Times for possibly being St. Petersburg's youngest stock broker.

In an awe-filled September 1983 article titled "His youth didn't stand in the way," 24-year-old Linn is described as an "avid adventurer" whose more remarkable feat was joining the A.G. Edwards & Sons investment firm six months out of college.

"St. Petersburg native Max Linn's avocations include scuba diving, flying and sky diving. But it's this avid adventurer's occupation that merits attention," the article began.

It continued, "What makes the accomplishment even more amazing is that Linn, a handsome, articulate 24-year-old, didn't major in finance or economics at Louisiana Tech, or even take business-related courses while in college. Linn graduated with a bachelor of science degree in professional aviation. How did this young executive with his eyes skyward end up with his feet firmly planted in the financial world?"

The answer: He met the executive vice president of A.G. Edwards at a wedding reception.

To read more, check out the original article, below.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:31am]


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