Charles Ives foreshadowed contemporary estate planning with innovative life-insurance policies offered through his successful firm Ives and Myrick. He was also the grandfather of American experimental composers mixing bitonality, tone clusters and familiar tunes in unfamiliar contexts to create music of stunning originality and inventiveness.
Wallace Stevens worked for Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company for nearly 40 years rising to the position of vice president. Yet he continued to write poetry producing his greatest works only in maturity and winning both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award the same year as his death in 1955.
Hank “No Boll” Weevil dominated crop insurance in the Tennessee valley for two decades. He was also a beloved close-hand magician at children’s parties and charity events until a combine accident left him without a right hand. A brief comeback attempt with a quarter taped to his hook failed miserably after he nearly ripped off the birthday girl’s ear.
Alonzo Herndon became Atlanta’s wealthiest black citizen after founding the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. He also sang second tenor in a chain of three barbershop quartets. Mutual of Omaha’s Marlin Perkins was a total prick to Jim Fowler.
Benjamin Franklin founded the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire in 1752. He had a woman on the side.
Self-taught folk insurance man Stoopy Mitchell started selling burial insurance near his home in Spoon River after inheriting a shovel. In his spare time he made miniature calendars suitable for desk display with quirky, child-like renderings of fall foliage. State Farm’s Arthur Ratliff can give you peace of mind. Auto. Life. Home. Even boat. Contact him today.