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Murry Guggenheim Dead at 81: Was Industrialist, Philanthropist

Murry Guggenheim, financier, industrialist and philanthropist, died at his home today at the age of 81. Member of the Guggenheim family famous for its exploits in the copper industry, he and his wife gave millions of dollars for charity, including more than $3,000,000 to provide free dental clinics in New York, 3,000,000 francs to the University of Paris and $100,000 to the Hebrew Union College, as well as fund to sponsor the free Goldman Band concerts in New York.

A native of Philadelphia, Guggenheim was the third son of Meyer Guggenheim, who had come to the United States as an immigrant from Switzerland. He entered the firm of M. Guggenheim’s Sons when it was established in 1881 and remained with it after it became Guggenheim Brothers in 1915. He married Leonie Bernheim in 1887.