Seymour Bernard Durst

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Seymour Bernard Durst was born in New York City, New York back in 1913 to Joseph and Rose.  His family arrived in the United States penniless, but his father became a successful businessman.  Seymour graduated from the Horace Mann School in Riverdale, the Bronx, New York.  He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1935 with an accounting degree.

In 1940, he joined the real estate firm “The Durst Organization” which his father founded. He stayed with the firm and died in 1995, he was 81.

What you may not know about Seymour is that he was also an inventor.  You may be asking yourself what he invented, so without you having to look it up, I’ll tell you.  Seymour invented the National Debt Clock.

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Barbara Todaro
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That sucker is doing overtime now James Dray 

Oct 22, 2019 02:52 AM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - yes, I will second what Barbara Todaro has just said.

Oct 22, 2019 03:37 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Bet he did not think it run as fast as the politicians have it running for the past 30 years! Oil that thing! Enjoy your day!

Oct 22, 2019 03:47 AM #3
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Another case of "who knew " !

Oct 22, 2019 04:44 AM #4
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Should rename it to the FOOLs Clock with all the ones that think they are working for us in government!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Oct 22, 2019 04:45 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Gosh, James... I hadn't thought about Horace Mann in ages until I read your post. Another person who impacted our lives and about whom most of us know nothing about.

Oct 22, 2019 05:18 AM #6
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Donald Urschalitz
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I would bet if he saw the numbers know he would roll over in his grave.

Oct 22, 2019 05:56 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - I kinda wonder what he might think about his invention and its influence today.

Oct 22, 2019 06:26 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray,

I mirror many of the above thoughts. I wonder if he ever thought it would see the numbers that whiz past it every day. They are going to need to put another comma in there soon. 

Oct 22, 2019 07:03 AM #9
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Brian England
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I am glad that you told us because I would not have looked it up, haha.  What is the National Debt Clock?  Does it keep track of how much debt the country incurs?

Oct 22, 2019 07:04 AM #10
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Wow James,

I am sure Bernard had no idea that clock would be working as hard as it is now. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 22, 2019 07:48 AM #11
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I bet he never would have imagined how out of control our country's debt would get. He would be astonished.

Oct 22, 2019 12:51 PM #13
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James.

You sure keep us informed with this very interesting inventor..do the politicians ever check it out?  A

Oct 22, 2019 01:39 PM #14
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another interesting story of someone who went above and beyond what many people do.  I'm not sure what he'd be thinking about how it is being used lately.

Oct 22, 2019 05:11 PM #15
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Hi James- so did he also find someone to keep it wound?

Oct 22, 2019 05:18 PM #16
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James:

Well that clock is sure busy these days! I learned something new this morning!

Jeff

Oct 23, 2019 07:18 AM #17
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Wow, who knew? Seymour Durst, who worked in real estate, invented the National Debt Clock.

Oct 23, 2019 11:02 PM #18
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The National Debt Clock is scary! https://www.usdebtclock.org/

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