This week’s notable deaths included the co-founder of the Sequoia Fund; the last surviving creator of the American Football League and owner of the Buffalo Bills; a former U.S. secretary of defense; the prime minister of Spain who led the country from dictatorship to democracy; and a former New Yorker staff writer who wrote about the horrors of war.
Benjamin Graham , the patron saint of value investing, died 34 years ago. His classic books -- “Security Analysis” (1934) and “The Intelligent Investor” (1949) -- are still read by scores of value managers who keep his name and stock-picking methods alive.
Walter Schloss, the money manager who earned accolades from Warren Buffett for the steady returns he achieved by applying lessons learned directly from the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham, has died. He was 95.