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“Mr. Minnick, a successful businessman for 30 years, is among the most conservative Democrats in Congress. He began his political career, in fact, as an official in the Nixon administration — and resigned the Sunday after Attorney General Elliot Richardson, for whom he was informally working, was fired in what became known as the Saturday Night Massacre. Six months later, Mr. Minnick found a job at Trus Joist, a $30 million forest-products company in Boise.
By the time he left 21 years later, including 16 as the company’s president, revenue had grown to $700 million. After an unsuccessful run in 1996 for the Senate — as a Democrat — he considered returning to the corporate world, but “I realized I liked Trus Joist a whole lot better when it was a $70 million company than when it was 10 times that size, and bureaucratic.” Instead he started his own business, buying and building a chain of high-end nurseries. He spent nearly a year working at the stores learning every job. “For me, that was the key thing, learning the business in a rather unusual way,” said Mr. Minnick.” Robb Mandelbaum, NYT Full story.
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