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Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, business executive. Decorated Knight of Order of St. John of Jerusalem.


Oppenheimer, Sir Ernest was born on May 22, 1880 in Friedberg, Hesse. Son of Edward and Nanette (Hirschhorn) Oppenheimer.


Educated in private schools. Doctor of Civil Law (honorary), University of Oxford, 1952. Doctor of Laws, University of Witwatersrand.


; 1 son, Harry Frederick. Married second, Caroline Magdalen Harvey O., June 1, 1935. Mayor of Kimberley, 1912-1915.

Represented Kimberley in Parliament of Union of South Africa, 1924-1938. Formed Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, Ltd., 1917, chairman director, since foundation. Chairman Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa, Ltd., Anglo-American Prospecting Company Ltd., Bancroft Mines, Ltd., Brenthurst Investment Trust (Proprietary ) Ltd., E. Oppenheimer and Son, Ltd., Spectrum Diamonds, Ltd., Boart Products South Africa, Ltd., Cape Explosives Works, Ltd., Industrial Distbrs., Ltd., Premier (television) Diamond Mining Limited company, Southwest Finance Corporation, Ltd., Rhodesia Copper Refineries, Ltd., De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd., since 1929.

Chairman Rhokana Corporation, Ltd., chairman African Explosives and Chemical Industries, Ltd., Anglo American Investment Trust, Ltd., Consolidated Diamond Mines of Southwest Africa, Ltd., De Beers Industrial Corporation, Ltd., Diamond Corporation, Ltd., Diamond Trading Limited company, Orange Free State Investment Trust, Ltd., Rhodesian Anglo American, Ltd., De Beers Investment Trust, Ltd., Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines, Ltd., Rhodesia Broken Hill Development Limited company, West Rand Investment Trust, Limited. Director numerous investment, mining and development companies.


Clubs: Rand (Johannesburg).


Married Mary Lina Pollak, 1906 (deceased.; married second, Caroline Magdalen Harvey O., June 1, 1935.

Edward Oppenheimer

Nanette (Hirschhorn) Oppenheimer

Mary Lina Pollak

Caroline Magdalen Harvey O.