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Mayer Heads Federal Farm Board’s Wool Cooperative

Word was received here today that Sol Mayer of San Angelo, Texas, and a summer resident of Denver, was elected president of the National Wool Marketing Corporation, the wool and mohair cooperative of the Federal Farm Board, when the directors and stockholders representing the 40,000 members of the corporation met in Chicago.

Sol Mayer and his brother, Abe, are the only two Jews in the ranching business in Texas. By his election to the presidency of the National Wool Marketing Corporation, Sol Mayer, one of the most popular citizens of Texas, becomes responsible for the sale and marketing of 125,000,000 to 200,000,000 pounds of wool a year.

Starting from modest circumstances and rising to a position of influence, Mr. Mayer now owns the “T” Half Circle ranch in Sutton and Schleicher counties, Texas. Some years ago he found a large lake of water in western Texas near which he established an irrigation colony and to furnish the necessary transportation built his own railroad thirty miles long.

Although he lives in San Angelo, Mayer is seldom home, travelling 50,000 miles a year to keep in touch with his many interests. He spends his summers in Denver.

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