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Santa's Wall Street Roots

Traders Magazine, November 2000

Sanford Wexler

A floor broker on the American Stock Exchange does not for get his humble upbringing during the holiday season. For Howard Lasher, memories of his own hardscrabble youth come flooding back when he volunteers for charity during the season of goodwill.

On Christmas day last year he dressed as Santa Clause and brought stuffed parcels to poor children at the University Settlement, an institution on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that traces its roots to the 19th century settlement movement.

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