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William Guggenheim

industrialist , philanthropist , publicist

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