Margaret Carnegie Miller

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Margaret Carnegie Miller
Margaret Carnegie Miller and Andrew Carnegie.jpg
Margaret standing in between her parents in 1910 in Chicago
Margaret Cameron Carnegie

(1897-03-30)March 30, 1897
DiedApril 11, 1990(1990-04-11) (aged 93)
Roswell Miller
(m. 1919; div. 1953)
ChildrenLouise Carnegie Miller
Roswell III Miller
Barbara Miller
Margaret Miller
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 heiress to the Carnegie fortune.[1]

Early life[edit]

Margaret Cameron Carnegie was born March 30, 1897 in Manhattan, New York City to Carnegie and Louise Whitfield,[2] whom Carnegie married when he was 51 years old.[1]


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, just 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.[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]


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

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