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Table: The Lebow File


BORN

Dec. 20, 1937, Philadelphia

EDUCATION

BS, electrical engineering, Drexel University, 1960

MOST NOTABLE DEAL

The financier turned around and sold Western Union in 1994

CURRENT JOB

Chairman and CEO, Vector Group, parent company of cigarette maker Liggett Group

CAREER TURNING POINT

In 1997, broke ranks with tobacco execs to admit that smoking is addictive and causes cancer

SMOKING HISTORY

Quit in his mid-30s, after smoking two to three packs a day since he was 18

FAMILY

Wife, Geraldine; two daughters


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