AKA Étienne Girard
Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Interred, Girard College Campus Grounds, Philadelphia, PA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wealthiest man in America
By far the wealthiest person in America at the time, and one of wealthiest of all time (adjusted for inflation), behind only Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Astor. Girard's wife, Mary Lum, was institutionalized in a lunatic asylum and he kept company with mistresses the remainder of his life. Upon his death Girard's will donated all his assets to charity, including the establishment of Girard College in Philadelphia, the boarding school where he is interred.
Wife: Mary Lum (m. 1777, d. 1815)
Mistress: Sally Bickham
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