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William Guggenheim

William Guggenheim, industrialist, publicist, philanthropist. Decorated Commendatore dell’ Ordine della Corona d’Italla, 1920. Fellow for life Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Background

  • Guggenheim, William was born on November 6, 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Meyer and Barbara (Myers) Guggenheim.

  • Education

    • Student in mining, metallurgy and chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1889, Bachelor of Arts, 1899.

    Career

    • 1 son, William. Began with M. Guggenheim’s Sons smelting works, Pueblo, Colorado, 1889. Manager Guggenheim mining and smelting interests, Mexico, 1890-1900.

    Works

    • Author: William Guggenheim (under pseudonym Gatenby Williams), 1934.

    Membership

    Fellow for life Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Connections

    • Married Aimee L. Steinberg, October 7, 1904.
    • father: Meyer Guggenheim
    • mother: Barbara (Myers) Guggenheim
    • spouse: Aimee L. Steinberg
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    Born November 6, 1868
    Died June 28, 1941
    (aged 72)
    Nationality

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