John C. Bogle, 1929-2019

Our next tribute to the recently deceased is Jack Bogle, founder of the investment firm The Vanguard Group and a member of the class of 1951 at Princeton, the influence of which can be seen most evidently in his harircut.

Head over here for the Wall Street Journal’s obit. — CC




5 Comments on "John C. Bogle, 1929-2019"

  1. A Trad Confused | January 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm |

    A real hero to the American investor.

  2. What a contribution! What a life!

  3. Darn WSJ paywall.

  4. I’ve noticed that Princeton has been getting a lot of attention here lately, perhaps unintentionally. I did a quick search and found that Ivy Style has never run a story on Landau – the century old clothier that sits in the middle of Nassau and sells tweed sportcoats by the dozen. It’s pretty amazing that they outlasted Langrock and J.Press as campus shops and today only Brooks survives as a competitor.

  5. Jack may have been a Princeton alumnus, but his great educational love was Blair Academy, from which he graduated in 1947. He served as chairman of the school’s board from 1986 to 2001 and funded its science building, its performing arts complex, its endowed scholarship program, and its squash courts. Every year, up until his death, Jack visited the school to address and meet with students, sit in on classes, and, in season, watch the squash teams. He always wore a button-down with a flawless roll.

    Although Jack was well-off by any standard, when asked by a reporter why he hadn’t set up Vanguard to vault himself into the ranks of the billionaires, he said “It’s not part of my personal capitalism to grab for everything I can get. Don’t you think I have enough?”

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