William Guggenheim, industrialist, publicist, philanthropist. Decorated Commendatore dell’ Ordine della Corona d’Italla, 1920. Fellow for life Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Guggenheim, William was born on November 6, 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Meyer and Barbara (Myers) Guggenheim.
Student in mining, metallurgy and chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1889, Bachelor of Arts, 1899.
1 son, William. Began with M. Guggenheim’s Sons smelting works, Pueblo, Colorado, 1889. Manager Guggenheim mining and smelting interests, Mexico, 1890-1900.
Author: William Guggenheim (under pseudonym Gatenby Williams), 1934.
Fellow for life Metropolitan Museum of Art.