Of all the people I've spoken with about AG Edwards, they always say how great a place it was to work. There are a lot of companies in St. Louis that are great to work for. Since AG was bought by Wells Fargo, I don't know how it will be at AG now, but Wells Fargo has been a good bank for me and I'm sure they will maintain the same high customer standards with AG. As long as Wells doesn't ship mexicans and other muds here. Anyway, I thought you might like to see what a real Midwestern White Man was like, where the concept of cheating or shearing the sheep were alien to him. Compare him to the current thieves and robbers on Wall Street. This tribute is from his employees! This is the way America used to be, and will be again, very soon.
April 20, 2009
It is with deep sadness that we let you know that Benjamin F. Edwards III, a member of the board of directors of Benjamin Edwards, Inc., died today at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 77. His wife, Joan, and his four children were at his side.
Words alone cannot express the great loss we are feeling right now. So many of us have special memories of Ben. As the longtime chairman, chief executive officer and president of A.G. Edwards, Inc., Ben created a corporate culture that was second to none. His staunch belief in the Golden Rule and the "client first" philosophy helped build a firm that not only provided unparalleled service to its clients, but also shaped each of us as employees and leaders in our own right. Ben did more than chart a course for us, he was a man who led by example. His kindness, integrity, trust and humor set him apart as a corporate and civic leader, family man, friend and servant of God.
Ben had always said, "A.G. Edwards is in the business of touching lives." Ben sure touched ours.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis. All are welcome.
The family will also welcome visitors on Sunday, April 26 from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Bogey Club, 9266 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Covenant Theological Seminary, 12330 Conway Rd., St. Louis, Missouri 63141.