In rural places today, you still find people who wear several hats. In Applegate, Oregon, the family that runs the post office also pumps gas, owns the general store and restaurant, and rents DVDs.
George Green, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was born in 1817 and died 63 years later. During that time he was the president of six banks, ten railroads, and three colleges, owned a hotel, newspaper, nursery and built steamboats. He was also a mayor and sat on the supreme court, and worked as a lawyer, teacher, and geologist.