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James D. Hardesty
James D. Hardesty

James D. Hardesty, who rose from the Alex. Brown & Sons mailroom to be a co-founder of Hardesty Capital Management, from which he recently retired, died Tuesday of complications from liver disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Ruxton resident was 68. "Jim was a dyed-in-the-wool value investor," said J. Scott Murphy, a partner and chief operating officer at Hardesty Capital Management. "He was a value investor through and through." The son of J. Early Hardesty, financial vice president of Black & Decker, and Dorothy Dunn Hardesty, a homemaker, James Dunn Hardesty was born in Baltimore and raised in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Baltimore County. ...