William Church Osborn

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William Church Osborn

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Henry Osborn and Virginia Reed Osborn (Sturges)
Husband of Alice Clinton Hoadley Osborn
Father of Aileen Osborn Webb; Maj. Gen. Fred H. Osborn; William Henry Osborn, Lieut. and Earl Dodge Osborn
Brother of Henry Fairfield Osborn

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About William Church Osborn


William Church Osborn (1862 – January 3, 1951), was the son of a prominent New York family who served in a variety of civic roles including president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, president of the Children's Aid Society, and president of the New York Society for the Relief of the Ruptured and Orphaned.

He was born in 1862 to philanthropist William Henry Osborn and he had a brother, Henry Fairfield Osborn. He trained to be a lawyer but mostly served in philanthropic positions during his career. He died in 1951.

There is a playground in Manhattan, the Osborn Memorial Playground, named in his memory.

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William Church Osborn's Timeline

March 21, 1889
Age 27
New York, New York, United States
June 25, 1892
Age 30
Garrison, Putnam, New York, United States
Age 31
Age 33
January 3, 1951
Age 89