Edward S. Harkness

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Edward Stephen Harkness

Birthplace: Cleveland, Cayahoga Co., OH
Death: January 29, 1940 (66)
New York City, N.Y.
Immediate Family:

Son of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness and Anna Marie Harkness
Husband of Mary Emma Harkness
Brother of William Lamon Harkness; Charles William Harkness and Florence Severance
Half brother of Isabella Harkness; David Harkness and Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness

Occupation: Philanthropist
Managed by: Kathleen Fontaine Macdonald
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About Edward S. Harkness


Edward Stephen Harkness (January 22, 1874 – January 29, 1940) was an American philanthropist.

In 1918, Harkness was ranked the 6th-richest person in the United States by Forbes magazine's first "Rich List", behind John D. Rockefeller, Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, George Fisher Baker, and William Rockefeller.

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Edward S. Harkness's Timeline

January 22, 1874
Cleveland, Cayahoga Co., OH
January 29, 1940
Age 66
New York City, N.Y.