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He established a reputation as one of this area's dominant business figures, and helped save Seattle from bankruptcy
Ben Ehrlichman's prominence as a banking and financial figure in the Northwest spanned five decades, but his greatest contribution may have been saving the city of Seattle from bankruptcy.
During a career that began with being Seattle's banking "boy wonder" in 1920, Benjamin Bernard Ehrlichman established a reputation as one of the area's dominant business leaders in investment banking, insurance and development in both Seattle and Tacoma.
Ehrlichman, whose formal education ended at age 16 when he dropped out of the old Broadway High School …