Reuben Webster Millsaps
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|Reuben Webster Millsaps|
|Born||May 30, 1833
Copiah County, Mississippi
|Died||June 30, 1916|
Reuben Webster Millsaps (May 30, 1833 - June 30, 1916) was an American businessman, financier and philanthropist.
After returning from the war he pursued a successful career in business and finance. He was a President of Capital State Bank in Jackson, Mississippi.
In 1890, Millsaps donated US$550,000, which was matched by contributions from Mississippi's Methodist community, for the creation of "a Christian college within the borders of our state". The college is now known as Millsaps College and is located in Jackson, Mississippi. He devoted the rest of his life to the building and running of the college.
He died on June 30, 1916, at the age of 83. He was buried on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson.