Their banks are merging, but Gerry B. Cameron and John F. Grundhofer have little in common.

The better-known Mr. Grundhofer, chief executive officer of Minneapolis- based First Bank System Inc., has earned Wall Street praise and public criticism for his severe cost-cutting measures.

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