John Wren

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wren

(3 April 1871 26 October 1953) was an Australian businessman and underworld figure.

He has become a legendary figure thanks mainly to a fictionalised account of his life in Frank Hardy's novel Power Without Glory, which was also made into a television series.

Wren exercised some influence in Victorian politics and business, but he was not as powerful as subsequent legend has suggested.