Fairleigh S. Dickinson
He married Grace Bancroft Smith (1887–1973) in Rutherford, New Jersey on 20 December 1916. They had a son, Fairleigh Dickinson, Jr. (1919–1996).
In 1942, he used his wealth to found Farleigh Dickinson College, which is today Fairleigh Dickinson University.
- "Sometimes the Grave Is a Fine and Public Place". The New York Times. March 28, 2004. "Consider the eclectic group at rest in Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst: the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet William Carlos Williams and both founders of the former industrial giant Becton-Dickinson, Maxwell Becton and Fairleigh Dickinson, for whom the New Jersey university is named."
- "Col. Dickinson, 84, College Founder: Head of Surgical Instrument Firm in Rutherford Dies, Set Up School in 1942, copy of article from The New York Times, June 24, 1948, p. 25. Accessed September 12, 2007.
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