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William Wilson Corcoran

William Wilson Corcoran, American banker, philanthropist.

Background

  • Corcoran, William Wilson was born on December 27, 1798 in Georgetown, District of Columbia. Son of Thomas and Hannah (Lemmon) Corcoran.

  • Education

    • Attended Georgetown College.

    Career

    • Esablished dry-goods company, W.W. Corcoran, Washington, District of Columbia, 1817. Formed banking firm Corcoran & Biggs, Washington, 1840, financed major part of Mexican War bonds, 1848, retired, Louise Home, 1869. Gave charitable donations totaling $5,000,000 to various instns., including Columbia University, Ascension Protestant Episcopal Church, University of Virginia, College William and Mary, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University, Episcopal Theological Seminary, Protestant Orphan Asylum, Academy of the Visitation of Washington.

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    • Married Louise Morris December 23, 1835.
    • father: Thomas Corcoran
    • mother: Hannah (Lemmon) Corcoran
    • spouse: Louise Morris December 23
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    Born December 27, 1798
    Died February 24, 1888
    (aged 89)
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