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Louise Crane (1913 - 1997)

Profie photo: Louise Crane is on the left (with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop) Louise Crane (1913–1997), a prominent American philanthropist. Crane was a friend to some of New...

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Huntley N. Spaulding, Governor (1869 - 1955)

Huntley Nowel Spaulding (October 30, 1869–November 14, 1955) was an American manufacturer and Republican politician from Rochester, New Hampshire. He was elected governor of New Hampshire (192...

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Major Ralph Lowell (1890 - 1978)

Major Ralph Lowell (July 23, 1890–May 15, 1978) was a World War I veteran, banker, and philanthropist from Boston. Ralph was born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to John and Mary Emlen Lowel...

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Moses Taylor Pyne (1855 - 1921)

Moses Taylor Pyne (December 21, 1855 – April 22, 1921), was a financier and philanthropist, and one of Princeton University's greatest benefactors and most influential trustees.

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Robert Waring Stoddard (1906 - 1984)

Photo: Robert Waring Stoddard is on the left Robert Waring Stoddard (1906–1984) was President of Wyman-Gordon, a major industrial enterprise, and one of the founders of the anticommunist Joh...

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Austin Cotterell Taylor (1889 - 1965)

Wikipedia Major Austin Cotterell Taylor (CBE) (January 17, 1889 - November 1, 1965) was a Canadian mining executive and developer, financier, and philanthropist in developing thoroughbred horse racin...

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Arnold Orville Beckman (1900 - 2004)

Arnold Orville Beckman (April 10, 1900 – May 18, 2004) was an American chemist, inventor, investor, and philanthropist. While a professor at California Institute of Technology, he founded Beck...

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Russell K. Pitzer (1878 - 1978)

Russell K. Pitzer (September 3, 1878 – July 1978) was an American orange grower and philanthropist. He was the founder of Pitzer College in Claremont, California, an early benefactor of the Po...

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Paul Tulane (1801 - 1887)

Paul Tulane (May 10, 1801 – March 27, 1887), was an American philanthropist, born near Princeton, New Jersey, the son of Louis Tulane, a French immigrant, and Maria Tulane. He was educated in ...

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Geoffrey Beene (1927 - 2004)

Geoffrey Beene (born Samuel Albert Bozeman, Jr., August 30, 1927 – September 28, 2004) was an American fashion designer. Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized f...

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Rachel L. Walton (1899 - 2006)

Rachel Mellon Walton (January 8, 1899 – March 2, 2006) was an American philanthropist. Walton was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the daughter of William Larimer Mellon (1868–1949), ...

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William Larimer Mellon, Jr. (1910 - 1989)

. William Larimer Mellon, Sr. (1 June 1868 – October 9, 1949),[3] sometimes referred to as W. L., was a founder of Gulf Oil. He was born in Pittsburgh June 26, 1910, the son of financier Wil...

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Don Terry (1902 - 1988)

From Find A Grave Memorial# 7288718 Actor. Born Donald Loker, he later changed his name for his film career. He appeare in motion pictures from 1928 to 1943. A decorated war hero in World War II, he ...

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Katherine Ann Loker (1915 - 2008)

From Find A Grave Memorial# 55130510 Katherine B. Loker, philanthropist to higher education, healthcare, science and the arts died on June 26. Katherine Bogdanovich Loker grew up in San Pedro, Califo...

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Jerome L. Green (b. - 1999)

Jerome L. Greene , a lawyer, real estate investor and benefactor of Columbia Law School, Montefiore Medical Center and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, died on Thursday at his residence in t...

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Earl Herbert Dilley (1921 - 2008)

Earl Dilley worked for NASA and the Naval Ordinance Laboratory. He participated in the Apollo Moon Landing missions. He was an inventor, with several of his inventions still sitting on the moon. He s...

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Anne Moulson (1576 - 1661)

From Wikipedia: "Lady Anne Moulson (sometimes Ann and/or Mowlson or Mowson), born Anne Radcliffe (sometimes Radclyffe) (1576-1661), was an early benefactor of the fledgling colonial Harvard College...

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Peter Cushman Jones, Minister of Finance (1837 - 1922)

Peter Cushman Jones (1837–1922) was a businessman and politician during the Kingdom of Hawaii, Provisional Government of Hawaii, Republic of Hawaii and Territory of Hawaii. He founded the seco...

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Walter F. Frear, 3rd Territorial Governor of Hawaii, Chief Justice of the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court (1863 - 1948)

Walter Francis Frear (October 29, 1863 – January 22, 1948) was a lawyer and judge in the Kingdom of Hawaii and Republic of Hawaii, and the third Territorial Governor of Hawaii from 1907 to 191...

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Samuel Seward Hoblit (1805 - 1866)

----------------------------------------------------------------------- Biography excerpts taken from: [The History of Logan County, Illinois; it's past and present: Robert B. Latham: Donneley ,L...

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Dorothy Walker Koch MP

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Bush Koch Dorothy Walker Bush Koch, often called "Doro", (born August 18, 1959) is an American author and philanthropist. She is the daughter of the 41...

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<private> Chasin (Rockefeller)

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Anne M. Marion MP

Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion Anne Windfohr Marion is an American rancher, horsebreeder, business executive, philanthropist and art collector from Fort Worth, Texas. She serves as the President of Bur...

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Barbara Hutton (1912 - 1979)

She was an American socialite dubbed by the media as the "Poor Little Rich Girl" because of her troubled life. She donated Winfield House to the United States government, to be used as the residence of...

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Robert Woods Bliss (1875 - 1962)

Robert Woods Bliss (5 August, 1875 – 19 April 1962) was an American diplomat, art collector, philanthropist, and one of the co-founders of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in...

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Mildred Barnes Bliss (1879 - 1969)

Mildred Barnes Bliss (September 9, 1879 – January 17, 1969) was an American art collector, philanthropist, and one of the co-founders of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in W...

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Horatio Gates Knight (1818 - 1895)

Horatio Gates Knight (March 24, 1818 - October 16, 1895) was an American politician, manufacturer and philanthropist who served as the 30th Lieutenant Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts f...

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Marcellus H. Dodge Sr. (1881 - 1963)

. Marcellus Hartley Dodge, Sr. (February 28, 1881 – December 25, 1963) was the chairman of the board of Remington Arms Company and a member of the family associated with the Phelps Dodge Corpo...

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Major Jacob Downing (USA) (1830 - 1907)

Jacob Downing (April 1830 – 1907) was a major in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was present at the infamous Sand Creek Massacre as a subordinate of Colonel John Chivington. A...

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<private> Wilsey (Buchanan)

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Grace A. Dow (1869 - 1953)

Grace A. Dow (1869–1953) was an American philanthropist. She is best known as the wife of Herbert H. Dow, inventor, entrepreneur and founder of Dow Chemical Company, and mother of architect Al...

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<private> Kings (Doubleday)

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George Emlen Roosevelt (1887 - 1963)

George Emlen Roosevelt (1887-1963) a banker and philanthropist, was a first cousin once-removed of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and one of the most prominent railroad financiers of his day, invo...

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G. Willing Pepper (1909 - 2001)

G. Willing Pepper (1909-April 21, 2001), known as “Wing” was a corporate executive, the former president of the Scott Paper Company, and a notable Philadelphia philanthropist. He combin...

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Samuel Mather (1851 - 1931)

Samuel Mather (7 July 1851 – 19 October 1931) industrialist and philanthropist born in Cleveland, Ohio. For many years Mather was that city's richest citizen and a major philanthropist, contri...

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Frederick Lippitt (1916 - 2005)

Frederick Lippitt (December 29, 1916 – May 11, 2005) was an American military officer, attorney and politician. He was the scion of a distinguished Rhode Island colonial family, the son of Uni...

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Andrew Watson Armour III (1908 - 1991)

Andrew Watson "Butch" Armour III (October 22, 1908 – December 27, 1991) was a member of the prominent Armour family of meatpacking fame (Armour and Company), a company president, and notable p...

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Louisine Havemeyer (1855 - 1929)

Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer (July 28, 1855 – January 6, 1929) was an art collector, feminist, and philanthropist. In addition to being a patron of impressionist art, she was one of the mo...

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Roy M. Huffington (1917 - 2008)

Roy Michael Huffington (October 4, 1917 – July 11, 2008) was an American oilman originally from Tomball in Harris County, Texas, who later served as United States Ambassador to Austria.

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Charles T. Beaird (1922 - 2006)

Charles Thomas Beaird (July 17, 1922 - April 18, 2006) was an industrialist, newspaper publisher, philanthropist, and civic leader from Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana. A self-identified "libera...

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Frank Batten (1927 - 2009)

Frank Batten (February 11, 1927 – September 10, 2009) was a co-founder of the first nationwide, 24-hour cable weather channel, The Weather Channel. His media company, Landmark Media Enterprise...

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John Lowell, Jr. (1799 - 1836)

John Lowell, Jr. (May 11, 1799–March 4, 1836) was a U.S. businessman, early philanthropist, and through his will, founder of the Lowell Institute. ) In January 1971, a BBC production called Th...

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George Washington Brackenridge (1832 - 1920)

George Washington Brackenridge (January 14, 1832– December 28, 1920) was a philanthropist and the longest-serving Regent for the University of Texas. His donations of time, land holdings and w...

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Jack R. Howard (1910 - 1998)

Jack R. Howard (1910–1998) was an American broadcasting executive. He was president of the E. W. Scripps Company from 1953 to 1976. Born in Manhattan, the son of Roy W. Howard, a founder o...

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Josiah W. Macy, Jr. (c.1838 - 1876)

. aptain Josiah W. Macy, Jr. (1838?-1876) was an American Sea Captain and philanthropist. Life and Family He was born into a philanthropic family. The elder Josiah Macy established a shipping and...

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V. Everit Macy (1871 - 1930)

Valentine Everitt Macy (1871–1930) was an American industrialist and philanthropist, involved in local government. He served as the commissioner of the Westchester County, New York Department ...

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Morris Ketchum Jesup (1830 - 1908)

Morris Ketchum Jesup (June 21, 1830 – January 22, 1908), was a United States banker and philanthropist. He was the president of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Helen Miller Shepard (1868 - 1938)

Helen Miller Gould Shepard Born Helen Miller Gould June 20, 1868 Manhattan Died December 21, 1938 Roxbury, New York Occupation Socialite Spouse Finlay Johnson Shepard (1867-1942) Parents Jay Gou...

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Frank Jay Gould MP (1877 - 1956)

Frank Jay Gould Frank Jay Gould.jpg Born December 4, 1877 Died April 1, 1956 (aged 78) Juan-les-Pins, French Riviera Education New York University (1899) Spouse(s) Helen Margaret Kelly Edith Kell...

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Charles Deering (1852 - 1927)

CHARLES DEERING [Deering Estate at Cutler: The Deering Family] Charles Deering (1852–1927) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He was an executive of the agricult...

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William Deering (1826 - 1913)

William Deering (1826–1913) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He inherited a woolen mill in Maine, but made his fortune in later life with the Deering Harvester Company. WILLIA...

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Lillie Plummer Bliss (1864 - 1931)

Lillie P. Bliss (born Lizzie Plummer Bliss, April 11, 1864 in Boston; died March 12, 1931 in New York City) was an American art collector and patron. At the beginning of the 20th century, she was one o...

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Cornelius Newton Bliss, Jr. (1874 - d.)

. Cornelius Newton Bliss Jr. (April 15, 1875–April 5, 1949) was an American merchant, political organizer, and philanthropist. He was born in April 15, 1875 in New York City to Cornelius Newto...

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John McKee (1821 - 1902)

) Colonel John McKee (1821 – 6 April 1902) was an African American who became an extremely wealthy property owner in Philadelphia. McKee City, New Jersey is named after him. His legacy continu...

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George Arthur Plimpton (1855 - 1936)

George Arthur Plimpton (July 13, 1855 – July 1, 1936) was an American publisher and philanthropist. Life and career Plimpton was born in Walpole, Massachusetts, the son and grandson of iro...

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Alan Bruce Slifka MP (1929 - 2011)

Alan Bruce Slifka was a New York investor and philanthropist, a co-founder of the Abraham Fund and founding chairman of the Big Apple Circus. In 1977, Slifka became the founding chairman of the New Y...

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Gerrit Smith MP (1797 - 1874)

Gerrit Smith (March 6, 1797 – December 28, 1874) was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. He was an unsuccessful candidate for President of th...

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Edith Flagg MP (1919 - 2014)

Edith Feuerstein Flagg was born in Galați, Romania, At the age of 15 she went to Vienna to study fashion and lived in Austria through her teenage years. When Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, she ...

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Theodore Lyman (1792 - 1849)

Mayor of Boston Theodore Lyman II (September 20, 1792 – July 18, 1849) was an American philanthropist, politician, and author, born in Boston, the son of Theodore Lyman and Lydia Pickering W...

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Abiel Chandler (1777 - 1851)

Abiel Chandler (1777–1851) was a native of New Hampshire who prospered as a commission merchant in Boston, Massachusetts during the early nineteenth century. He was the seventh of eight childr...

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Andrew Heiskell MP (1915 - 2003)

Andrew Heiskell, 87, a Former Chairman of Time Inc. and a Civic Leader, Dies By MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN Andrew Heiskell, a former chairman of Time Inc. and a philanthropist whose efforts at civic improv...

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William L. Searle (c.1928 - 2004)

G. D. Searle & Company's chairman was William L. Searle until 1985. He was a University of Michigan graduate and Naval reservist, and was an officer in the Army Corps in the early 1950s. ----------...

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Stephen Clark Rockefeller MP

Steven Clark Rockefeller (born April 19, 1936), a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, is a philanthropist who focuses on education, Planned Par...

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A. P. Green (1875 - 1956)

A.P. Green founded A.P. Green Refractories Company, a fireclay manufacturer and a major employer for many years in Mexico, Missouri. Resources

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Daniel C. Searle (1926 - 2007)

Daniel C. Searle (1926–2007) was an American businessman, heir and philanthropist. Early life Daniel Searle was born in Evanston, Illinois on May 6, 1926. His paternal great-grandfather wa...

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John Gideon Searle (1901 - 1978)

John Gideon "Jack" Searle (1901–1978) was an American heir, businessman and philanthropist. Early life John Gideon Searle was born March 18, 1901 in Iowa. His paternal grandfather was Gi...

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Rodman Rockefeller (1932 - 2000)

Rodman Clark Rockefeller (May 2, 1932 – May 14, 2000) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of former U.S. Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and his wif...

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Grace Hoadley Dodge (1856 - 1914)

Grace Hoadley Dodge (May 21, 1856 – December 27, 1914) was an American philanthropist. Biography She was the great-granddaughter of David Low Dodge, and granddaughter of William E. Dodge. ...

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Cleveland Hoadley Dodge (1860 - 1926)

Cleveland Hoadley Dodge (January 26, 1860 - June 24, 1926), was a capitalist and philanthropist who was active in New York City politics. He was President of Phelps Dodge, and served as "adviser and ...

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John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., "J P Morgan" (1867 - 1943)

. John Pierpont "Jack" Morgan, Jr. (September 7 1867 — March 13 1943) was an American banker and philanthropist. He was born in Irvington, New York and graduated from Harvard in 1886, where he...

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Fairman Rogers, Industrialist (1833 - 1900)

Fairman Rogers (November 15, 1833 – August 22, 1900) was an American civil engineer, educator, and philanthropist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pen...

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Robert Allerton (1873 - 1964)

Robert Henry Allerton (1873–1964), born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, was the son and heir of First National Bank of Chicago founder Samuel Allerton. A philanthropist for most of his li...

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John D. Rockefeller III MP (1906 - 1978)

John Davison Rockefeller III (March 21, 1906 – July 10, 1978) was a philanthropist and third-generation member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the eldest son of philanthropists Joh...

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Avery Robert Fisher MP (1906 - 1994)

Wikipedia Avery Robert Fisher (March 4, 1906 – February 26, 1994) was an amateur violinist, pioneer in the field of sound reproduction, and founder of once prestigious Fisher Electronics. He...

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Leonard N. Stern MP

Leonard Norman Stern is an American businessman and real estate developer. He is the Chairman and CEO of the privately owned Hartz Group based in New York City. The company's real estate portfolio ...

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Sumner Redstone MP

Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and media magnate. He is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater...

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Judah Touro MP (1775 - 1854)

Judah Touro (Newport, Rhode Island, June 16, 1775 – New Orleans, January 19, 1854) was an American businessman and philanthropist.[1] Contents [show] Early life and career[edit] His father, ...

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Michael Robert Milken MP

Michael Robert Milken (born July 4, 1946) is an American business magnate, financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds ("junk bonds"),...

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Joseph Lauder (1902 - 1983)

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Sampson Simson, Jr. MP (1781 - 1857)

Sampson Simson (born 1780, died 1857) was an American philanthropist most remembered as "the father of Mount Sinai Hospital" and as benefactor, posthumously, to the North American Relief Society for ...

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Diamond Jim Brady (1856 - 1917)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia James Buchanan Brady (August 12, 1856 – April 13, 1917), also known as Diamond Jim Brady, was an American businessman, financier, and philanthropist of th...

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James Loeb MP (1867 - 1933)

James Loeb (August 6, 1867, New York – May 27, 1933, Murnau, Germany) was a Jewish-German-American banker and philanthropist. He was the second born son of Solomon Loeb and Betty Loeb[1]. Ja...

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Edmond Jacob Safra MP (1932 - 1999)

Edmond J. Safra (Arabic: ادموند يعقوب صفرا‎; August 6, 1932 – December 3, 1999) wa...

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Julius Rosenwald MP (1862 - 1932)

Click here to view the Wikipedia web page for Julius Rosenwald. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Julius Rosenwald. Born August 12, 1862 in Springfield, Illinois. Died January 6, 1932 (aged 69),...

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Malcolm I Glazer MP (1928 - 2014)

Malcolm Irving Glazer (August 15, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American businessman and sports team owner. He was the president and chief executive officer of First Allied Corporation, a holdin...

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Herbert Stern, 1st Baron Michelham MP (1851 - 1919)

Herbert Stern, 1st Baron Michelham KCVO (28 September 1851-7 January 1919), known as Sir Herbert Stern, Bt, between July and December 1905, was a British financier and philanthropist. Contents [sho...

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Sir Horace Kadoorie MP (1902 - 1995)

Sir Horace Kadoorie, CBE (28 September 1902 - 22 April 1995) was a famous industrialist, hotelier, and philanthropist. His father was Sir Elly Kadoorie, and his uncle, Sir Ellis Kadoorie. His family ...

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Gene Simmons MP

Gene Simmons (born Chaim Witz; Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎; August 25, 1949) is an Israeli-Hungarian rock bass guitarist, singer-songwriter, record produ...

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Edgar Speyer, Sir, 1st Baronet MP (1862 - 1932)

Sir Edgar Speyer, 1st Baronet (7 September 1862 – 16 February 1932) was an American-born financier and philanthropist.[1] He became a British subject in 1892 and was chairman of Speyer Brother...

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Steve Ballmer MP

Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer (born March 24, 1956)[4] is an American businessman who was the CEO of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014.[4] As of 2013, his personal wealth is estimated at ...

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Paul Soros MP (1926 - 2013)

Paul Soros, Shipping Innovator, Dies at 87 By ROBERT D. HERSHEY Jr. Published: June 15, 2013 When Paul Soros, as a young engineer, observed that large cargo ships could not get to shallow-water pie...

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Sigmund Sternberg MP

Sir Sigmund Sternberg, KCSG, GCFO, JP (born 2 June 1921) is a British philanthropist, businessman and Labour Party donor. He has worked in promoting dialogue between different faiths. Successes in th...

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Harold Hirsch MP (1881 - 1939)

Harold Hirsch was a well-known attorney, who was active in various philanthropic organizations throughout the Atlanta area. He was born October 19, 1881 to Henry and Rosalie Hirsch in Atlanta, Georgia....

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Larry King MP

USA

One of the stalwarts of cable news -- not only in the United States but around the globe -- CNN mainstay Larry King reshaped the landscape of broadcast journalism when his talk show Larry King Live deb...

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Mortimer Sackler, KBE (1916 - 2010)

Dr. Mortimer David Sackler, KBE (7 December 1916 – 24 March 2010) was an American physician and entrepreneur. With his brothers Arthur and Raymond he used his fortune from the pharmaceutical i...

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Baron Moritz von Hirsch auf Gereuth MP (1831 - 1896)

Maurice (Zvi) von Hirsch ( Baron Moritz von Hirsch auf Gereuth ) (9 December 1831 – 21 April 1896) was a German-Jewish banker, businessman, and philanthropist who set up charitable foundations t...

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Marc Rich MP

Zug, Switzerland

Marc Rich (born Marcell David Reich; December 18, 1934 – June 26, 2013) was an international commodities trader, hedge fund manager, financier and businessman. He was the founder of the spot m...

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Bruce Wasserstein MP (1947 - 2009)

Bruce Jay Wasserstein (December 25, 1947 – October 14, 2009)[2] was an American investment banker, businessman, and writer. He was a graduate of the McBurney School,[3] University of Michigan,...

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Simon Guggenheim, U.S. Senator MP (1867 - 1941)

(John) Simon Guggenheim (December 30, 1867 – November 2, 1941) was an American businessman, politician, and philanthropist. Life He was the son of Meyer Guggenheim and Barbara Guggenhe...

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