"I believe in the division of labor. You send us to Congress; we pass laws under which you make money ... and out of your profits, you further contribute to our campaign funds to send us back again to pass more laws to enable you to make more money."
-- Senator Boies Penrose (R-Pa.), 1896, citing the relationship between his politics and big business.
I assumed, without giving it a great deal of thought, that Senator Penrose must have been a local machine boss of some sort. But today I came across a reference to a paper he co-authored, circa 1886, which said that he had a Bachelor's degree from Harvard:
City Government of Philadelphia. By Edward P. Allinson, A. B. (Haverford) and Boies Penrose, A. B. (Harvard).and was "of the Philadelphia Bar."