John Joseph Albright

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John Joseph Albright

Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: August 20, 1931 (83)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Jacob Albright and Elizabeth Albright
Husband of Harriet Minerva Albright; Harriet Minerva Albright and Susan Gertrude Albright
Father of Langdon Albright and Fuller Albright
Brother of Rachel Jane Albright; Hannah Maria Archbald and Henry C. Albright

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About John Joseph Albright

John Joseph Albright (1 January 1848 – 20 August 1931) was a businessman, philanthropist, and one of Buffalo’s leading socialites at the turn of the 20th century.

A moving force behind the Pan-American Exposition of 1901. He was an owner of Lackawanna Steel Co. Instrumental in the distribution of hydroelectric power through the state of New York. He credited for acquiring the land on which the sprawling Bethlehem Steel facility was built for the "ridiculously low price" of $2 million. He founded the Nichols School. He give plants valued $30,000 to $40,000 to the South park Botanical Gardens. But his greatest gift came in 1900 with a donation of $350,000 so the Fine Arts Academy could have a parmanent home, which opened in 1905 as the Albright art Gallery. His house on Ferry Street was builded by the famous architect E.B.Green and demolished in 1935.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 23 2022, 0:20:12 UTC

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John Joseph Albright's Timeline

January 18, 1848
Virginia, United States
December 15, 1880
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States
August 20, 1931
Age 83
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States