By Robin Pogrebin
ABOUT six years ago, Roger Hertog opted out. He quit the business activities that had amassed him considerable wealth. He left almost all the many boards he served on, including the New York Public Library and the New York Philharmonic. The only thing he stuck with was the New-York Historical Society
, in part because he is chairman of that board but also because he remains personally invested in the society’s mission: to relate the history of the country — through the prism of New York — from its founding through the present.
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