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David Hunter McAlpin, Sr. MP (1816 - 1901)

David Hunter McAlpin (1816-1901). tobacco manufacturer and philantropist; owner of the tobacco firm D.H. McAlpin Co.. McAlpin was born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York on November 8th, 1...

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Anne Lupton, MBE MP (b. - 1967)

Anne Lupton wanted to enter the family business, but women were excluded, so after the war she travelled abroad. She never married, but on her return to England, she set up a home in Chelsea with Enid ...

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Oscar Elsas (1871 - 1924)

Additional Curator's Notes: Oscar Elsas was born in Atlanta, Georgia, September 28, 1871, the son of Jacob and Clara Stahl Elsas. Jacob Elsas was the founder of Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, a busines...

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Goodwin Newton (1835 - 1907)

Thomas Henry Goodwin Newton (1835 - 1907) was the Chairman of Imperial Continental Gas Association (now known as Calor Gas), one of the United Kingdom's largest energy businesses. He used "Goodwin" a...

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Horace Newton (1844 - 1920)

Canon Horace Newton (Born 1844, Died 1920) was a priest within the Church of England, philanthropist, and country landowner. His life He lived at the country house of Holmwood, Redditch, which he...

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William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS (1810 - 1890)

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an effective Tyneside industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing empire.

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Sid Richardson Bass MP

Sid Richardson Bass (born 1942) is an American investor and businessman. Life He is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Business School. His father, Perry Richardson Bass (died 2006), ...

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Robert M. Bass MP

Son of Texas wildcatter Perry Bass (d. 2006). Struck out on own after Dad passed family oil business to brother Sid . Today his Oak Hill Capital private equity firm manages $23 billion. Early investmen...

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Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

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Johns Hopkins MP (1795 - 1873)

Financier, philanthropist, university founder, and social activist. Important investor in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad who used the railroad during the Civil War to transport Union troops to the fro...

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Adele Lehman MP (1882 - 1965)

ADELE LEWISOHN LEHMAN 1882 – 1965 by Laurie Sokol Adele Lehman, a New York City philanthropist, was not only a substantial donor and fund-raiser for a number of organizations and causes,...

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Arthur Lehman MP (1873 - 1936)

Collector, philanthropist, founder of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, investment banker, Lehman Brother's (firm), and brother of Governor Herbert H Lehman. Lehman and his wife, the former Ad...

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Dame Anita Roddick MP (1942 - 2007)

Dame Anita Roddick, DBE (23 October 1942 – 10 September 2007) was a British businesswoman, human rights activist and environmental campaigner, best known as the founder of The Body Shop, a cosme...

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Rt Hon Charles Booth, PC, FRS MP (1840 - 1916)

In 1862, he founded, with his brother Alfred,‎ the shipping company which became the Booth Steamship Company, specializing in the shipping of goods, especially skins and leather, between Latin A...

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Daniel Willis James MP (1832 - 1907)

Daniel Willis James (April 15, 1832 – September 13, 1907) was born in Liverpool, England, the son of a merchant, Daniel James. James's maternal grandfather was Anson Greene Phelps of Phelps, D...

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Lewis Miller (1829 - 1899)

) Lewis Miller (July 24, 1829 – February 17, 1899) was an Ohio businessman and philanthropist who made a fortune in the late 19th century as inventor of the first combine (harvester-reaper m...

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Abbie Palmer Rogers MP (1841 - 1894)

Abbie and Henry Rogers were generous, providing many public works for their hometown of Fairhaven, including the Town Hall which Abbie donated in 1894 shortly before her death.

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George W. Merck (1894 - 1957)

George Wilhelm Herman Emanuel Merck (March 29, 1894 – November 9, 1957), was the president of Merck & Co. from 1925 to 1950. Early life George W. Merck was born in New York City to George ...

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Henry Osborne Havemeyer Frelinghuysen (1916 - 1994)

Obituary Henry Osborne Havemeyer Frelinghuysen , a philanthropist, civic leader and breeder of thoroughbred horses, died on Wednesday at his home in Far Hills, N.J. Mr. Frelinghuysen, who also had a ...

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Dr Thomas Ferran Frist Jr. MP

Thomas Frist, Jr. became chairman and chief executive of Hospital Corporation of America in 1997. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is the largest private operator of health care facilities in th...

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Oprah Gail Winfrey MP

Chicago, IL, USA

Oprah Winfrey Bio Book Club Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-aw...

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Michael Rubens Bloomberg MP

New York, NY, USA

Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist. Since 2002, he has been the Mayor of New York City and, with a net worth of $18.1 billion in...

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Joseph Peter Grace, Sr. MP (1872 - 1950)

. Joseph Peter Grace, Sr. (June 9, 1872 - July 15, 1950) was an American businessman, polo player, and owner of Thoroughbred horses in the sport of steeplechase racing. Born at Great Neck, New York...

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David Howard Murdock MP (1923 - d.)

David Howard Murdock owns Dole Food; the real-estate development company Castle & Cook; virtually the entire Hawaiian island of Lanai and its two Four Seasons golf resorts; an Arabian horse-b...

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John William Mackay (1831 - 1902)

Information about John William Mackay from Wikipedia John William Mackay (November 28, 1831-July 20, 1902) was an American capitalist, born in Dublin, Ireland. He was an American miner and business l...

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Pierre S. du Pont MP (1870 - 1954)

Pierre Samuel du Pont (January 15, 1870 – April 4, 1954) was president of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from 1915 to 1919, and served on its Board of Directors until 1940. He also m...

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Mary Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (1912 - 2003)

Mary Morley Crapo Hyde Eccles, Viscountess Eccles (8 July 1912–26 August 2003) was a book collector and author. She was renowned for establishing one of the biggest private collections of 18th...

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Edward S. Harkness (1874 - 1940)

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Louis Henry Severance MP (1838 - 1913)

Louis Henry Severance (1838–1913), oilman and philanthropist was a founding member of the Standard Oil Trust, the first treasurer of Standard Oil,[4] and a sulfur magnate.

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Anna M Harkness (1837 - 1926)

Founded the Commonwealth Fund - initial gift of $10,000,000

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George Walton Lucas, Jr. MP

Marin, CA, USA

Wikipedia: George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944 ) is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the scie...

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Pamela, Viscountess Ruthven of Canberra (1910 - 2006)

Pamela Margaret Cooper (24 October 1910 – 13 July 2006) was a British courtier, campaigner for refugees, and humanitarian. Biography She was born in Chelsea in London, into an upper-middle...

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury (1869 - 1961)

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 9th Earl of Shaftesbury, KP, PC, GCVO, CBE, (31 August 1869 – 25 March 1961) was the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 8th Earl of Shaftesbury and Lady Harriet Augusta Anna ...

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, KG MP (1801 - 1885)

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG (28 April 1801 – 1 October 1885), styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851, was an English politician, philanthropist and social reformer.

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William Russell Grace MP (1832 - 1904)

William Russell Grace (May 10, 1832 – March 21, 1904) was the first Roman Catholic mayor of New York City and the founder of W. R. Grace and Company. Biography He was born on May 10, 1832 ...

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George White Marston MP (1850 - 1946)

George was founder of what became one of San Diego's favorite department stores. Eventually, the store was acquired by Federated Department Stores, and was operated as a branch of the Broadway chain. A...

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Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet MP (1819 - 1899)

Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (11 March 1819 White Coppice near Chorley Lancashire – 5 December 1899) was an English sugar merchant and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, Lon...

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John T. Walton (1946 - 2005)

John Thomas Walton (October 8, 1946 – June 27, 2005) was a United States war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Partners, a venture capital...

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Jim Walton MP

James Carr Walton (born June 7, 1948) is the youngest son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and the Chairman of Arvest Bank. Walton has served on the Walmart Board of Directors since 2005 and is current...

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Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. MP

. Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (born May 10, 1925) is, with his son Riley, co-owner of the Bechtel Corporation. He is the son of Stephen David Bechtel, Sr. and grandson of Warren A. Bechtel who founded th...

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David Rockefeller, Sr. MP

Wikipedia entry-David Rockefeller David Rockefeller, Sr. (born June 12, 1915) is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the youngest and only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller, J...

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William Randolph Hearst III (1949 - d.)

William Randolph Hearst III (born 1949) is an American heir, businessman and philanthropist. Early life William Randolph Hearst III was born on June 18, 1949. His father was William Randolph Hear...

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Agnes Spencer MP (1860 - 1959)

Thomas Spencer's wife Agnes was a great supporter of Simon Marks, Michael's son, who took charge of the retailer Marks & Spencer in 1916, and was heavily involved in the company's charitable works unti...

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Sir John Templeton (1912 - 2008)

Sir John Marks Templeton (November 29, 1912 – July 8, 2008) was an American-born British stock investor, businessman and philanthropist. Biography John Marks Templeton was an investor and ...

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Archer Milton Huntington (1870 - 1955)

Adopted by Collis Potter Huntington. Archer Milton Huntington (March 10, 1870 – December 11, 1955) was the son of Arabella (née Duval) Huntington and the stepson of railroad magnate a...

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William Van Duzer Lawrence MP (1842 - 1927)

William Van Duzer Lawrence (1842–1927) was a millionaire real-estate and pharmaceutical mogul who is best known for having founded Sarah Lawrence College in 1926. He played a critical role in ...

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Alphonzo Edward Bell, Sr. MP (1875 - 1947)

Alphonzo Edward Bell Sr. (September 29, 1875 – December 27, 1947) was an American oil multi-millionaire, real estate developer, philanthropist, and champion tennis player. The westside Los Ang...

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Eliza Ann Wetherby Otis (1833 - 1904)

Eliza Ann Wetherby Otis (1833-1904) was a Los Angeles philanthropist and a writer for the Los Angeles Times. As a member of the staff at the Times working at such departments as "Woman and Home" and ...

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Joan Beverly Kroc (1928 - 2003)

Joan Beverly Kroc (née Mansfield; August 27, 1928 – October 12, 2003) was the third wife of McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc and a philanthropist. Early life Kroc was born on August 27, 1928...

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Ellen Louise Straus (1925 - 1995)

Ellen Sulzberger Straus, who was active in Call for Action and other nonprofit organizations and in the communications industry, died on Friday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She was 69 and...

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Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness MP (1906 - 1988)

Group Captain Thomas Loel Evelyn Bulkeley Guinness OBE (9 June 1906 – 31 December 1988), was a British Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Bath (1931-1945), business magnate and ph...

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John Emory Andrus (1841 - 1934)

John Emory Andrus (February 16, 1841 – December 26, 1934) was mayor of Yonkers, New York, a U.S. Congressman from New York, and founder of the SURDNA Foundation. Biography Born in Pleasa...

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Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr. (1906 - 2007)

. Charles Rudolph Walgreen Jr. (March 4, 1906 – February 10, 2007) was born in Chicago, Illinois to Charles Rudolph Walgreen, the founder of the Walgreen drug store, and Myrtle Norton Walgreen...

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George W. Woodruff (1895 - 1987)

George Waldo Woodruff (August 27, 1895 - February 4, 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an engineer, businessman, and philanthropist in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the Georgia School of Technology in 19...

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Robert W. Woodruff (1889 - 1985)

Robert Winship Woodruff (December 6, 1889 – March 7, 1985) was the president of The Coca-Cola Company from 1923 until 1954. With his enormous Coke fortune, he was also a major philanthropist, ...

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Catherine Shouse (1896 - 1994)

Catherine Filene Shouse (June 9, 1896 – December 14, 1994) was a researcher and philanthropist. She graduated in 1918 from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.[1] She worked for the Women...

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J. C. Penney (1875 - 1971)

James Cash Penney, Jr. (September 16, 1875 – February 12, 1971) was an American businessman and entrepreneur who, in 1902, founded the J.C. Penney stores. In 1898, Penney began working for a s...

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Ray Kroc MP (1902 - 1984)

Raymond Albert "Ray" Kroc (October 5, 1902 – January 14, 1984) was an American businessman. He joined McDonald's in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast food operation in the world....

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Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001)

Mary Kay Ash (May 12, 1918 – November 22, 2001) was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Early life Mary Kay Ash, born Mary Kathlyn Wagner in Hot Wells, Harris...

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Mary Clementine Koch MP (1907 - 1990)

Art, theater, and dance comprise a significant part of Kansas culture today because of the lifelong contributions of Mary Robinson Koch. As the matriarch of Koch Industries, one of the nation's large...

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Henry Ford, I MP (1863 - 1947)

Biographical Summary: "... Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was a prominent American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assem...

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Milton S. Hershey (founder of The Hershey Chocolate Co.) MP (1857 - 1945)

Milton Snavely Hershey (September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945) was an American confectioner, philanthropist, and founder of The Hershey Chocolate Company and the “company town” o...

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George Eastman MP (1854 - 1932)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932) was an American inventor and philanthropist. He founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, h...

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Charles F. Brush MP (1849 - 1929)

Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 – June 15, 1929) was a U.S. inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Biography Born in Euclid Township, Ohio, Brush was raised on a farm about 10 mi...

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Winthrop Aldrich Rockefeller MP (1912 - 1973)

Winthrop Rockefeller (May 1, 1912 – February 22, 1973) was a politician and philanthropist who served as the first Republican Governor of Arkansas since Reconstruction. He was a third-generati...

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. MP (1874 - 1960)

. John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. (January 29, 1874 – May 11, 1960) was a major philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the sole son among the five childr...

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John D. Rockefeller, Sr. MP (1839 - 1937)

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (July 8, 1839 –May 23, 1937) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of mode...

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Andrew Carnegie MP (1835 - 1919)

Andrew Carnegie ( /kɑrˈneɪɡi/ kar-nay-gee, but commonly /ˈkɑrnɨɡi/ kar-nə-gee or /kɑrˈnɛɡi/ kar-neg-ee) (Nov...

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John Hays Hammond (1855 - 1936)

John Hays Hammond (31 March 1855 – 8 June 1936) was a famous mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. Known as the man with the midas touch, he amassed a sizable fortune before the age o...

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1914 - 1993)

. Thomas John Watson, Jr. (January 14, 1914 – December 31, 1993) was an American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist. He was the 2nd president of IBM (1952-1971), the 11th nation...

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Ambrose Swasey MP (1846 - 1937)

Ambrose Swasey (December 19, 1846–June 15, 1937) was an American mechanical engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Worcester R. Warner he co-founded ...

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Worcester Reed Warner MP (1846 - 1929)

Worcester Reed Warner (May 16, 1846–June 25, 1929) was an American mechanical engineer, entrepreneur, manager, astronomer, and philanthropist. With Ambrose Swasey he cofounded the Warner & Swa...

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William Earl Dodge, Jr. MP (1832 - 1903)

. William Earl Dodge, Jr. (February 15, 1832 – August 9, 1903) was an American businessperson and philanthropist. For many years, he was one of two controlling partners in the Phelps Dodge Cor...

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Anson Phelps Stokes, Sr. MP (1838 - 1913)

Anson Phelps Stokes (February 22, 1838–June 28, 1913) was a merchant, banker, publicist, philanthropist, and became a multimillionaire. Born in New York City, he was the son of James Boulter a...

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Melinda Ann Gates MP

Medina, King, WA, USA

Melinda French Gates (born Melinda Ann French on August 15, 1964)[1] is an American philanthropist. She is the co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a former unit manager f...

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Henry Phipps, Jr. MP (1839 - 1930)

. Henry Phipps, Jr. (September 27, 1839 - September 22, 1930) was an American entrepreneur and major philanthropist. Biography He was the son of an English shoemaker who emigrated in the earl...

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Darius Ogden Mills (1825 - 1910)

Darius Ogden Mills (September 25, 1825 – January 3, 1910) was a prominent American banker, philanthropist and, for a time, California's wealthiest citizen. Biography He was born in North S...

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Ellen Browning Scripps MP (1836 - 1932)

Ellen Browning Scripps (October 18, 1836–August 3, 1932) was an American philanthropist who was the founding donor of several major institutions in Southern California. Biography Scrip...

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William Jarvis MP (1770 - 1859)

) William Jarvis (1770-1859) was an American diplomat, financier and philanthropist best known for introducing the merino breed of sheep into the United States from Spain. Biography Born in Bosto...

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Abbott Lawrence, LL. D (1792 - 1855)

Abbott Lawrence (December 16, 1792, Groton, Massachusetts – August 18, 1855) was a prominent American businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He founded Lawrence, Massachusetts. Born in G...

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Amos Lawrence (1786 - 1852)

Amos Lawrence, (22 April 1786, Groton, Massachusetts – 31 December 1852, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American merchant and philanthropist. He was the son of Samuel Lawrence, a Revolutionary Wa...

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John Insley Blair MP (1802 - 1899)

Wikepedia: 12/8/2012 John Insley Blair (August 22, 1802 – December 2, 1899) was an American entrepreneur, railroad magnate, philanthropist and one of the 19th century's wealthiest men.

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John William Sterling MP (1844 - 1918)

John William Sterling (May 12, 1844 – July 5, 1918) was a corporate attorney and major benefactor to Yale University. Biography John William Sterling was born in Stratford, Connecticut. He...

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Henry Clay Frick MP (1849 - 1919)

Henry Clay Frick (December 19, 1849 – December 2, 1919) was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman ...

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Anthony R. Kuser MP (1862 - 1939)

Anthony R. Kuser (May 12, 1862 - February 8, 1929) was a businessman and philanthropist who built the High Point monument and donated the land that makes up New Jersey's highest point. He was bor...

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Nicholas Frederic Brady MP (1878 - 1930)

Nicholas Frederic Brady (October 27, 1878 – March 27, 1930) was a New York City businessman and philanthropist who was the first American to receive the Roman Catholic Church honor, the Ordine...

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Walter Loomis Newberry (1804 - 1868)

Walter Loomis Newberry (1804, East Windsor, Connecticut – November 6, 1868 at sea) was an American businessman and philanthropist, best known for his bequest that resulted in the creation of t...

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William Wilson Corcoran MP (1798 - 1888)

William Wilson Corcoran (December 27, 1798 – February 24, 1888) was an American banker, philanthropist, and art collector. Early life Corcoran was born in Georgetown in the District of...

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George Fisher Baker MP (1840 - 1931)

George Fisher Baker (March 27, 1840 – May 2, 1931) was a U.S. financier and philanthropist. In 1924 he provided much of the initial funding for Harvard Business School with a grant for $5 mill...

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Harry Frank Guggenheim (1890 - 1971)

Harry Frank Guggenheim (August 23, 1890 – January 22, 1971) was a United States businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, and horseman. Life He was born August 23, 1890 in West...

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Cyrus S. Eaton (1883 - 1979)

Cyrus Stephen Eaton (December 27, 1883 – May 9, 1979) was a Canadian-born investment banker, businessman and philanthropist in the United States, with a career that spanned seventy years. ...

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Richard B. Mellon MP (1858 - c.1933)

Richard Beatty Mellon (March 19, 1858 – December 1933), sometimes R.B., was a banker, industrialist, and philanthropist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Andrew W. Mellon,...

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Marion duPont Scott (1894 - 1983)

Marion duPont Scott (1894 – September 4, 1983) was an American philanthropist, and a thoroughbred horsebreeder who operated a racing stable for both flat and steeplechase racing. She was the...

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Lydia Moss Bradley (1816 - 1908)

Lydia Moss Bradley (July 31, 1816 – January 16, 1908) was a wealthy philanthropist notable for her philanthropic works in Illinois and the independent management of her wealth. Earlier lif...

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Howard Hughes, Jr. MP (1905 - 1976)

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American aviator, engineer, industrialist, film producer, film director, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people i...

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