This Day in Jewish History 1971: Sam Bronfman Dies, Mercifully Before His Empire Did

It took decades for Samuel Bronfman to build the biggest alcoholic drinks company in the world. It took rather less time for his heirs to ruin it.

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On July 10, 1971, the Canadian Jewish businessman Samuel Bronfman, who built the biggest producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages in the world – Seagram Co.,died, at the age of 82. The task of running...