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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. ------...

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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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'J.P.' (John Pierpont) Morgan, Jr. (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 to...

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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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Lionel Pincus MP (1931 - 2009)

Lionel I. Pincus (March 2, 1931 — October 10, 2009)[1][2] was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was the founder of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, running it from 1966 to ...

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Bob Tisch MP (1926 - 2005)

Preston Robert "Bob" Tisch (April 29, 1926 – November 15, 2005) was an American businessman[1] who was the chairman and—along with his brother Laurence Tisch—was part owner of th...

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Abram Nicholas Pritzker MP (1896 - 1986)

Abram Nicholas Pritzker (January 6, 1896 – February 8, 1986), known professionally as A.N. Pritzker, was an American businessman and member of the Pritzker family. Contents [show] Early life...

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Jacob Henry Schiff MP (1847 - 1920)

birth names Jacob Hirsch Schiff Jakob Heinrich Schiff ================================================== Links: Jacob Henry Schiff (born Jakob Heinrich Schiff; January 10, 1847 – Sep...

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Sir Isaac Goldsmid, 1st Baronet MP (1778 - 1859)

other possible burial date 2 May 1859 ========================================================================= "Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, Baronet (January 13, 1778 – April 27, 1859) was a ...

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J.B. Pritzker MP

Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker (born January 19, 1965) is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and private business owner in the United States. He is managing partner and co-founder of Prit...

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Annette Strauss MP (1924 - 1998)

Annette Strauss (January 26, 1924 – December 14, 1998) was a philanthropist and a former mayor of Dallas. The Annette Strauss Artist Square in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas is na...

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Mayer Alphonse James Rothschild MP (1827 - 1905)

Mayer Alphonse James Rothschild (1 February 1827 - 26 May 1905), was a French financier, vineyard owner, art collector, philanthropist, racehorse owner/breeder and a member of the prominent Rothschil...

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Daniel Guggenheim (1856 - 1930)

(1856-1930) American Smelting and Refining Company Overview Daniel Guggenheim was one of America’s most powerful business leaders as well as one of the richest men in the world. His fame a...

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Solomon R. Guggenheim MP (1861 - 1949)

"Solomon Robert Guggenheim (February 2, 1861 – November 3, 1949) was an American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist. He is best known for establishing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Found...

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Herb Kohl MP

United States

Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American businessman and politician. He is a former United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. He is also a philan...

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Sidney Myer MP (1878 - 1934)

Arrived in Melbourne as Simcha Baevski Myer by boat in 1898. Founder of the Myer Emporium Sidney Baevski Myer (born Simcha Myer Baevski (Russian: Симха М...

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Henry Wollman Bloch MP

Henry Wollman Bloch (born July 30, 1922)[1] is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and (since 2000)[1] the chairman emeritus of the American tax-preparation company H&R B...

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Otto Hermann Kahn MP (1867 - 1934)

Otto Hermann Kahn (February 21, 1867 – March 29, 1934) was an investment banker, collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. Contents [show] Life and career[edit] Kahn at the Morris...

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Michael Bolton MP

Michael Bolotin[2] (born February 26, 1953), known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the...

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Samuel Bronfman MP (1889 - 1971)

Samuel Bronfman , CC (February 27, 1889 – July 10, 1971) was a Canadian business magnate and philanthropist. He founded Distillers Corporation Limited, and is a member of the Canadian Jewish fam...

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Wallace M. Alexander (1869 - 1939)

Wallace M. Alexander (1869-1939) was an American heir, businessman and philanthropist. Early life Wallace McKinney Alexander was born on November 10, 1869 in Maui, Hawaii. His father, Samuel Th...

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Erica Crystal Patterson MP (1967 - 2010)

Erica Crystal Patterson, 43, philanthropist, teacher and devoted wife and mother, died Saturday, February 27 in Mammoth Mountain Ski Area as the result of a snowboarding accident. Erica was a life-long...

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Hart Massey MP (1823 - 1896)

Hart Almerrin Massey (April 29, 1823 – February 20, 1896) was a Canadian businessman and philanthropist born in Haldimand Township (now Alnwick/Haldimand, Ontario) in what was then known as Uppe...

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Winton M. Blount, U.S. Postmaster General (1921 - 2002)

Winton Malcolm Blount, Jr., known as Red Blount (February 1, 1921 – October 24, 2002), was the United States Postmaster General from January 22, 1969 to January 1, 1972. He founded and serve...

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Walter Duncan Bellingrath (1869 - 1955)

Though a native of Atlanta, Walter Bellingrath was raised in the small town of Castleberry, Alabama, where he got his start at the age of 17 with the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. His first job wa...

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Julia Tarrant Barron (1805 - 1890)

Julia Ann Tarrant Barron gave of her wealth and services for the establishment of education and religious institutions. A member of Siloam Baptist Church, she gave the land on which the building wa...

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Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846 - 1934)

Anna Sutherland Bissell (1846–1934) was president and later chair of the board of the Bissell Corporation, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer. Early years She was born in River John, Nova S...

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Matilda Dodge Wilson (1883 - 1967)

Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967), was born Matilda Rausch in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. She was the widow of John Francis Dodge who co-founded the Dodge motor ca...

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Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans (1872 - 1957)

Letitia "Lettie" Pate Whitehead Evans (born Letitia Pate in 1872, died November 14, 1953) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She was the first woman to be on Coca-Cola's board of direc...

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Helen G. Bonfils MP (1889 - 1972)

Find a Grave Birth: 1889 Death: Jun. 6, 1972 Colorado, USA BUSINESS WOMAN, SOCIALITE, PHILANTHROPIST Helen youngest of two daughters, Frederick G. Bonfils and Belle B Bonfils born in 1889, at...

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May Bonfils Stanton MP (1883 - 1962)

Find a Grave Birth: 1883 Death: Mar., 1962 Lakewood Jefferson County Colorado, USA Philanthropist, eccentric. May Stanton was the daughter of Belle and Frederick Bonfils, owner of The Denver Po...

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Madison Grant (1865 - 1927)

Madison Grant (November 19, 1865 – May 30, 1937) was an American lawyer known primarily for his work as a eugenicist and conservationist. As a eugenicist, Grant was responsible for one of the ...

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William Boyce Thompson (1869 - 1930)

William Boyce Thompson, (May 13, 1869 – June 27, 1930), was an American mining engineer, financier, prominent in the Republican party, promoter of Western support for the revolutionary Alexander...

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Louise Whitfield Carnegie (1857 - 1946)

Louise Whitfield Carnegie (March 7, 1857 – June 24, 1946) was the wife of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Daughter of New York City merchant John D. Whitfield, Louise was born in the Gramerc...

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Charles T Hinde MP (1832 - 1915)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles T. Hinde (July 12, 1832 – March 10, 1915) was an industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur. He managed many business...

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Lucille Caudill Little (1909 - 2002)

Lucille Caudill Little (August 20, 1909 – October 8, 2002), a patron of the arts and philanthropist who served as president of the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation in Lexington, K...

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Kate Waller Barrett (1857 - 1925)

Kate Waller Barrett (January 24, 1857 – February 23, 1925), née Katherine Harwood Waller, was a prominent Virginia physician, humanitarian, philanthropist, sociologist and social reform...

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Luis Alberto Ferré-Aguayo (1904 - 2003)

Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo (February 17, 1904 – October 21, 2003) was a Puerto Rican engineer, industrialist, politician, philanthropist, and a patron of the arts. He was the third Gover...

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Joseph Storrs Fry MP (1794 - 1913)

Joseph Storrs Fry II From wikipedia ) (1826–1913). Headed the chocolate firm after 1886 and very active in the Society of Friends. He never married but was known for his philanthropy.

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J. K. Rowling MP

J.K. Rowling - Wikipedia J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter Website Joanne "Jo" Rowling , OBE ( born 31 July 1965 ), better known as J. K. Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Ha...

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Roger W. Babson MP (1875 - 1967)

Roger Ward Babson Born: 6-Jul-1875, Gloucester, MA Parents: Nathaniel Babson, Ellen Stearns Married: Grace Margaret Knight, Nona Margaret Dougherty Daughter: Edith Low Babson (b. 6-Dec-1903) ...

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Gladys Fries Harriman (1896 - 1983)

Gladys Fries Harriman (1896–1983) was an American philanthropist, equestrian and big game hunter. She was an executive at the American Red Cross. She became one of the first female equestrian ...

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E. Roland Harriman (1895 - 1978)

E. Roland Harriman (born Edward Roland Noel Harriman on December 24, 1895 in New York City - died on February 16, 1978 in Arden, New York) was a financier and philanthropist. For those who were very ...

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Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. Rev. (1874 - 1958)

) Anson Phelps Stokes (1874-1958), was an American educator, clergyman, author, philanthropist and civil rights activist. Stokes was one of three men of the same name; his father was multimillionai...

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