Margaret Carnegie Miller

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Margaret Carnegie Miller
Margaret Carnegie 1918.jpg
Margaret Carnegie, c. 1918
Born
Margaret Cameron Carnegie

(1897-03-30)March 30, 1897
DiedApril 11, 1990(1990-04-11) (aged 93)
Spouse(s)
Roswell Miller
(m. 1919; div. 1953)
Parent(s)Andrew Carnegie
Louise Whitfield Carnegie

Margaret Carnegie Miller (March 30, 1897 – April 11, 1990) was the only child of industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield, and heiress to the Carnegie fortune.[1][2]

A native of Manhattan, New York City, from 1934 to 1973, Miller was a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making foundation. The foundation was established by her father in 1911. From 1973 until her death in 1990, she was an honorary lifetime trustee.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On April 22, 1919, four months before her father's death, Margaret married Roswell Miller Jr. (1894-1983)[4] at the Carnegie family home at 2 East 91st Street in New York City. Officiating at the wedding were Rev. William Pierson Merril, pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church, where Margaret and Mrs. Carnegie were members, and Rev. Henry Sloane Coffin, pastor of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church where Mr. Carnegie was a member.[5] Margaret Carnegie's marriage to Roswell Miller ended in divorce in 1953. During the divorce, she lost her Atlantic Beach summer house. [6] Miller had four children: Louise, Roswell III, Barbara, and Margaret.[7]

Miller died on April 11, 1990, at her home in Fairfield, Connecticut, at the age of 93.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Margaret Carnegie Miller, Philanthropist, 93". New York Times. April 21, 1990. Retrieved 2012-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Goethals, George R.; Sorenson, Georgia; Burns, James MacGregor (2004). Encyclopedia of leadership: A-E. SAGE. p. 142. ISBN 9780761925972. Retrieved 24 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Rosenfield, Patricia L. (2014). A World of Giving: Carnegie Corporation of New York—A Century of International Philanthropy. PublicAffairs. p. 158. ISBN 9781610394307. Retrieved 24 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Roswell Miller Jr". The New York Times. September 29, 1983. Retrieved 24 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Bagpipe Tunes At Carnegie Wedding". New York Times. November 29, 1918. Retrieved 2012-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lamont-Brown, Raymond (2006). Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World. The History Press. p. 174. ISBN 9780752495101. Retrieved 24 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Johnson, Kirk (28 November 1996). "Carnegie Descendant Finds Personal Stake in Historical Study". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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