Robert Brookings' early successes in business set in motion a series of events that had lasting effects for St. Louis, Washington University, and ultimately, the Olin Business School.
By 1919, the two-year-old School of Commerce and Finance at WashU was “exceeding expectations,” according to its Dean William Gephart. And in what would become a recurring theme in years to come, the dean made a case for a new building to house the growing business school.
Celebrating a century in business
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