Alger ‘Duke’ Chapman, Who Sold Shearson to Weill, Dies at 81

Alger ‘Duke’ Chapman, Who Sold Shearson to Weill, Dies at 81

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Alger “Duke” Chapman Jr., who led Shearson Hammill & Co. through its merger into Sanford Weill’s Hayden Stone Inc. in 1974, a milestone in the growth of finance industry mega-companies, has died. He was 81.