Lasting Impression

The matador queried, “Is there no American brave enough to fight the bulls?” Only one man responded: Dewey Daane.

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Business

Dewey Daane bullfighting

On a sultry day in 1966, U.S. officials visiting Spain were taken by their hosts to watch young bulls be tested for the ring. The Americans watched as a series of aggressive animals charged their trainers. Then the matador queried, “Is there no American brave enough to fight the bulls?”

Only one man responded: Dewey Daane.

Still attired his business suit and tie, Daane took on the bull. As with so many things in his long and distinguished career, Dewey Daane won.

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