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Anthony Pomerleau MP (1918 - d.)

Sources "At 94, Developer Tony Pomerleau Still Spreading The Wealth" Vermont Public Radio, July 11, 2012

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George Smathers, U.S. Senator (1913 - 2007)

George Armistead Smathers (November 14, 1913 – January 20, 2007) was an American lawyer and politician who represented the state of Florida in the United States Senate for eighteen years, from...

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Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. MP (1831 - 1878)

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (September 22, 1831 – February 9, 1878) was the father of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the paternal grandfather of American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He was ...

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Jean-Louis Lévesque (1911 - 1994)

Jean-Louis Lévesque, CM OQ (April 13, 1911 – December 28, 1994) was a Canadian entrepreneur, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist. J. Louis Lévesque was born in N...

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Vidal Sassoon MP (1928 - 2012)

en.wikipedia... ; dailymail.co... ; findagrave... ; Sassoon was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.

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Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828 - 1866)

Eli Metcalfe Bruce (February 22, 1828 – December 15, 1866) was a philanthropist and a Representative from Kentucky in the First and Second Confederate Congresses. He was the principle financie...

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Eugene Power (1905 - 1993)

Eugene B. Power (1905-1993) was a pioneering entrepreneur in the use of microfilm for the reproduction of scholarly publications. During World War II, Power directed the microfilming of thousands o...

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Ellen Noel (1914 - 2008)

Ellen Witwer was a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Early in her career, she taught school while she a...

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Radcliffe Killam (1910 - 2007)

Radcliffe Killam (July 1, 1910 – September 8, 2007) was a wealthy oilman, rancher, businessman, and philanthropist in Laredo, the seat of Webb County in south Texas. He was a particular benefa...

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Bowman Gray, Sr. MP (1874 - 1935)

. Bowman Gray, Sr. (May 1, 1874 – July 7, 1935) was a former president and chairman of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a major benefactor of Wake Forest Uni...

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Mari Hulman George MP

Mari Hulman George, born Mary Antonia Hulman on December 26, 1934, in Terre Haute, Indiana, is the daughter of Anton "Tony" Hulman and Mary Fendrich Hulman, prominent Indiana philanthropists and busine...

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Mary Hulman (1905 - 1998)

Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 13, 1905 Death: Apr. 10, 1998 Wife of Anton Hulman, Jr. She was the heir of a fortune from her family's Evansville, Indiana cigar-making business, that exceeded her hus...

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Tony Hulman Jr (1901 - 1977)

Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 2, 1901 Death: Oct. 27, 1977 Businessman. Yale-educated, he inherited a multimillion-dollar company, Hulman and Company, when his father died in 1942. "Clabber Girl" ba...

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Gertrude Whitney (Vanderbilt) (1875 - 1942)

Gertrude Vanderbilt Born: 1875 Staten Island, Richmond, New York, USA Died: 1942 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Spouse 1 Harry Henry Whitney Born: New York-Wealthy Sportsman, [countr...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1899 - 1992)

Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (February 20, 1899 – December 13, 1992) was an American businessman, film producer, writer, and government official, as well as the owner of a leading stable of thor...

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Benjamin E. Bates (1808 - 1878)

Benjamin Edward Bates (July 12, 1808 – January 14, 1878)[1][2] was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was the namesake and a founder of Bates College and the Bates Mill in Lew...

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Tom Slick (1916 - 1962)

SLICK, THOMAS BAKER, JR. (1916–1962). Thomas Baker Slick, Jr., oilman, rancher, philanthropist, and founder of the Southwest Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in S...

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Mari Yoriko Sabusawa (1920 - 1994)

Mari Yoriko Sabusawa (July 10, 1920 – September 25, 1994), second-generation Japanese American, was a translator and the third wife of novelist James A. Michener, whom she married on October 2...

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James A. Michener (1907 - 1997)

James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were family sagas cover...

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George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927 - 2008)

. George M. Ferris, Jr. (1927–2008) was an American investment banker and philanthropist. Early life George Malette Ferris, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 1927. His father w...

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George M. Ferris (1893 - 1992)

George M. Ferris (1893–1992) was an American investment banker and philanthropist.[1][2] Contents [show] Biography[edit] Early life[edit] George M. Ferris was born in Newtwon, Connecticut.[2...

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John Thompson Dorrance, Jr. (1919 - 1989)

John T. Dorrance Jr. was the chairman of the Campbell Soup Company from 1962 to 1984, He was the son of Dr. John T. Dorrance, the company's first president and the inventor of canned condensed soup...

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Sir Alfred Beit, 2nd Baronet (1903 - 1994)

Sir Alfred Lane Beit, 2nd Baronet (1903–1994) was a British Conservative Party politician, art collector and philanthropist and honorary Irish citizen. Family background His uncle was Alfr...

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Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS (1865 - 1930)

Sir Otto John Beit, 1st Baronet, KCMG, FRS[1] (7 December 1865 – 7 December 1930) was a German-born British financier, philanthropist and art connoisseur. Life history and career Beit was ...

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John N. Hungerford (1825 - 1883)

John Newton Hungerford (December 31, 1825 - April 2, 1883) was a banker, philanthropist, and a U.S. Representative from New York.

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David Ransdell Voelker (1953 - 2013)

David Ransdell Voelker (May 13, 1953 - May 21, 2013) was an entrepreneur and community leader in his adopted city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Background Voelker was born in Lake Providence in East...

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Ada Elizabeth Chesterton, OBE MP (1869 - 1962)

Publication - 1926 In Darkest London Non-Fiction/Social History/Biography -Hardback: 255 pages – Publisher: The Devonshire Press Occupation 1927 Founded the Central and Cecil Housi...

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Howard Potter (1826 - 1897)

Howard Potter was an industrialist, investment banker, diplomat and philanthropist, and a partner in Brown Bros. & Co.. He was born in Schenectady, New York on July 8, 1826 and died in London, Englan...

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J. Howard Pew (1882 - 1971)

J. Howard Pew (1882–1971) was an American philanthropist and co-founder of Sunoco (Sun Oil Company). Joseph Howard Pew was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1882 and raised as a devout Pre...

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Joseph N. Pew (1848 - 1912)

Joseph Newton Pew (1848–1912) was the founder of Sun Oil Company (now Sunoco) and a prominent philanthropist. Joseph N. Pew was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to John Pew and Nancy G...

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Spencer Penrose (1865 - 1939)

Spencer Penrose (November 2, 1865–December 7, 1939) was a businessman, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist at the turn of the 20th century. Although principally in and around C...

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R. A. F. Penrose, Jr. (1863 - 1931)

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr., better known throughout his career as R. A. F. Penrose, Jr., (December 17, 1863 – July 31, 1931) was an American mining geologist and entrepreneur. ...

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William A. Blakley, U.S. Senator (1898 - 1976)

William Arvis "Dollar Bill" Blakley (November 17, 1898 – January 5, 1976) was an American senator and businessman from the State of Texas. He served two incomplete terms as Senator, the first ...

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Robert Treat Paine, Jr. (1835 - 1910)

) Robert Treat Paine, Jr. (October 28, 1835-August 11, 1910) was a Boston lawyer, philanthropist and social reformer and grandson of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. An alumnus of Bosto...

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Edward H. Williams (1824 - 1899)

Edward Higginson Williams (June 1, 1824 – December 21, 1899) was an American physician and railroad executive noted for his philanthropy. Early life and Medical career Williams was born on...

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Alice Mary Longfellow (c.1850 - c.1928)

Philanthropist, founding member of Radcliffe College, oldest daughter of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1878, she sat on a committee to consider offering classes for women taught by Harvard ...

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May Bonfils Stanton (1883 - 1962)

Philanthropist, eccentric. May Stanton was the daughter of Belle and Frederick Bonfils, owner of The Denver Post, and heiress to the Denver Post fortune. From early childhood, she displayed an inte...

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Helen G. Bonfils (1889 - 1972)

BUSINESS WOMAN, SOCIALITE, PHILANTHROPIST Helen youngest of two daughters, Frederick G. Bonfils and Belle B Bonfils born in 1889, attended Denver's Miss Wolcott School, then finished in Maryland at...

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Alice Bemis Taylor MP (1877 - 1942)

Alice Bemis Taylor (October 15, 1877 – June 22, 1942) was a philanthropist and was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2010. For her significant contributions to Colorado Colleg...

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Helen Storrow (1864 - 1944)

Helen Osborne Storrow (September 22, 1864 – November 12, 1944) was a prominent American philanthropist, early Girl Scout leader, and chair of the World Committee of the World Association of Gi...

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Eddie Cantor (1892 - 1964)

Eddie Cantor (31 January 1892 (exact date unknown) – October 10, 1964), born Edward Israel Iskowitz, was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor and songwriter....

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Josiah Forster (1782 - 1870)

Photo: pictured in the center Josiah Forster (1782 – 27 June 1870) was a teacher and philanthropist. He was an early member of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1839 and a supp...

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Rachel Lambert Mellon (1910 - 2014)

Rachel "Bunny" Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon (August 9, 1910 – March 17, 2014) was an American horticulturalist, gardener, philanthropist, and art collector. She designed and planted a number of s...

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Harriet Francoeur Nevins (1841 - 1929)

Harriet Francoeur Nevins née Blackburn, (1841–1929) (her name also appears in print as "Harriette"), was an American philanthropist and animal rights activist born in Roxbury, Massachus...

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George Thorndike Angell (1823 - 1909)

George Thorndike Angell (June 5, 1823 – March 16, 1909) was an American lawyer, philanthropist, and advocate for the humane treatment of animals. He was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, g...

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Clara Endicott Sears (1863 - 1960)

Clara Endicott Sears (1863–1960) was a New England author, preservationist, and philanthropist. Biography Sears was born to a wealthy Yankee family in Boston in 1863. Her parents were Knyv...

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Samuel Appleton (1766 - c.1853)

Samuel Appleton Birth: June 22 1766 - New Ipswich, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Death: July 12 1853 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Parents: Isaac Appleton, Mary Adams ) Samuel ...

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Hon. John Phillips (c.1719 - 1795)

Founder, Phillips Exeter Academy John Phillips (1719–1795) was an early American educator and patron of schools. He graduated from Harvard College in 1735. Among many other activities, he wa...

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Thomas H Perkins MP (1764 - 1854)

Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, or T. H. Perkins (December 15, 1764 – January 11, 1854) was a wealthy Boston merchant and an archetypical Boston Brahmin. Starting with bequests from his grandfa...

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Isabel Weld Perkins (1876 - 1948)

Isabel Weld Perkins (March 3, 1876 – November 3, 1948), mostly known as Isabel Anderson or Mrs. Larz Anderson after her marriage, was a Boston-area heiress and author who left a legacy to the ...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840 - 1924)

Founder of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston – was an American art collector, philanthropist, and one of the foremost female patrons of the arts. Isabella Stewart Gardner had a zes...

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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 Muriel 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 MP (1810 - 1900)

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 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

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 MP (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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