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Everett Dirkson, Ed Ball , Alfred I Dupont

Everett Dirkson, Ed Ball , Alfred I Dupont

Ed Ball Trustee of the Alfred I. Dupont Trust who controlled The Florida National Group of Banks.The Florida East Coast Railroad built by Henry Flagler and The St. Joe Paper Company,along with Senator Edward Dirksen visiting Jacksonville Florida. 

This picture appears to be from the 1960's. The man having a bad hair day is Republican U.S. Senator Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (1896-1969) who appears to be visiting Jacksonville as the guest of Edward Ball (1888-1981), who as the Trustee of the Alfred I. Dupont Trust controlled:

The Florida National Group of Banks- One of the largest Groups in Florida;

The Florida East Coast Railroad which was built by Henry Flagler from Jacksonville to Key West, Florida in the late 1890's to 1910; and

The St. Joe Paper Company which owned over 1,000,000 acres of the land all across the State of Florida. This was approximately 3% of the land in Florida. Imagine driving down 1-75 and owning a 1 mile strip of land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico every 30 miles as you go.

The income from this vast empire went to the Alfred I. Dupont Trust and was all distributed to charity. Therefore, the trust was and still is one of the largest contributors to charity in the U.S.A.


 











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