Simon Guggenheim, Industrialist-philanthropist, Dies
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Simon Guggenheim, Industrialist-philanthropist, Dies

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Simon Guggenheim, noted industrialist and philanthropist, who made it possible for hundreds of writers, painters, scientists and scholars, without distinction as to race, color or creed, to make important contributions to the world by enabling them to pursue their work through fellowships which he established for them, died here last night at the Mt. Sinai Hospital, one of the institutions which benefitted from his generous philanthropies. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Guggenheim served one six-year term in the U.S. Senate. His outstanding philanthropy was the establishment in 1925 of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, with an initial gift of $3,000,000.

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