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Nelson Bunker Hunt, famed Texas oilman, dies at 88
Nelson Bunker Hunt, famed Texas oilman, dies at 88

DALLAS - Nelson Bunker Hunt, the wildcatter who surpassed the legacy of his father, H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Dallas assisted living center. He was 88. Hunt outdid his father in creating and losing fortunes through titanic plays in oil, silver, soybeans, sugar beets, cattle and thoroughbred horses, his passion. "He was very smart and he was willing to take a risk, because he could see the prospects of what it might make," said his sister Caroline Rose Hunt. "I was fortunate enough to be invited by him to the Kentucky Derby and other big races. That was his love, horses." A gambler and unabashed capitalist, Hunt lived for the big deal,...

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