1795 – Born on the 18th of February. 1812 – While serving as a volunteer in the War. 1814 – Peabody met Elisha Riggs, provided financial backing for the wholesale dry goods firm of Peabody, Riggs, and Company. 1816 – Peabody moved to Baltimore, where he would live for the next 20 years. 1830 – ..
1696 – James Edward Oglethorpe, born on the 22nd of December in London, England. He was an English general, a philanthropist, and a founder of the state of Georgia. 1714 – He entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford. – And joined the army of Prince Eugène. 1716 – 1717 – Through the recommendation of the ..
1745 – Hannah More, born on the 2nd of February in Fishponds, near Bristol, she was the fourth of five daughters of Jacob More, who, though from a Presbyterian family in Norfolk, had become a member of the English Church, a strong Tory and a schoolmaster at Stapleton in Gloucestershire. She was an English religious ..
US art collector, financier, and philanthropist Secretary of the Treasury 1921-1932 US ambassador to Britain 1932-1933 co-endower and co-eponym of Carnegie Mellon University founded and endowed National Gall..
1907 – Born on June 11th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvannia. American philanthropist and museum administrator. 1935 – Married to Mary Conover Brown. 1948 – Married to Rachel Lambert Llyod. 1963 – He was the president of National Gallery of Art. 1966 – Mellon donated $35M in artwork plus $12M to Yale University, forming the Yale Center ..
1908 – Born on March 7th in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Miss Oseola McCarty the humble washerwoman who became the University of Southern Mississippi’s most famous benefactor. 1918 – She had to dropout of the sixth grade to help her mom take care of her ailing aunt. 1994 – She washed and ironed clothes for over 5 ..
1686 – Samuel Madden was born in Dublin. Irish author and philanthropist. – He moved to Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, as a clergyman. 1729 – His tragedy, Themistocles, was produced in London and was very successful. 1731 – With Thomas Prior he founded the Dublin Society and as well as contributing to this he ..
1800 – He was born on the 19th day of August of this year in New York City, USA. A graduate of Columbia College, Lenox was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. 1895 – His collection of paintings and books eventually became known as the Lenox Library and later became ..
US banker, philanthropist, and Democratic politician gubernatorial campaign manager for Al Smith 1926 lieutenant governor of New York 1929-1933 governor of New York 1933-1942 director of Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation 1942-1943 director of UN Relief and Rehabilitation Agency 1943-1946 Senator from New York..