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Commodities Corn Broker Kelly King-Taylor poses for a photo on the Chicago Board of Trade grain trading floor in Chicago

Closing of Chicago trading pits: a requiem for family ties

Reuters Thomas Cashman was not long out of law school when his dad, Tom, brought him to the Chicago Board of Trade soybean pit in 1994. Thomas, a third-generation CBOT trader now back practicing law and trading on the side, is a member of one of the better-known trading families in Chicago's 167-year history of futures trading. Over time, 24 Cashmans worked on the CBOT trading floor, all tracing…