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On vacation earlier this month, I ran into a Texas investor whose ample "green" stood in stark contrast to the surrounding Big Bend desert.
This guy talked like a deep-pocketed financier, mentioning more than one financial conquest. From what I gathered, the retirement-age Texan profited mightily from his days with a major Houston food company that no longer exists.
With obvious pride, he recalled his involvement at Anderson Clayton & Co. It was a national force known for parlaying early-to-mid 1900s dominance in cotton trading into a profitable pet-food business and other substantial ventures.
In 1986, the Houston company was acquired by cereal titan Quaker Oats, …