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The Rise and Fall of SEC Pioneer James Landis

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The Rise and Fall of SEC Pioneer James Landis

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The Rise and Fall of SEC Pioneer James Landis

The Rise and Fall of SEC Pioneer James Landis

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The Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society honored James M. Landis, second chairman of the SEC. Landis was an adviser to multiple generations of Kennedys and dean of Harvard's law school. But he failed to pay income taxes, and was prosecuted by the same Justice Department officials he helped Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy select. Hear biographer Donald Ritchie and NPR's Scott Simon.