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Edward Stephen Harkness

Born: 22-Jan-1874
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 29-Jan-1940
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philanthropist, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Philanthropist

Invented the Harkness Table style of interactive education. Donated $5.8 million dollars to Phillips Exeter Academy in 1930.

Father: Stephen V. Harkness
Mother: Anna M. Richardson Harkness (philanthropist, b. 1837, m. 1853, d. 1926)
Brother: Charles W. Harkness (b. 1861, d. 1916)
Sister: Florence Harkness Severance (philanthropist, b. 1864, d. 1895)
Wife: Mary Stillman

    High School: St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
    University: Yale University (1897)
    Law School: LLD, Columbia Law School

    Harkness Family


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