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John D. MacArthur

John D. MacArthurAKA John Donald MacArthur

Born: 6-Mar-1897
Birthplace: Pittston, PA
Died: 6-Jan-1978
Location of death: West Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Cremated, Ashes scattered off Florida's Atlantic coast

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Philanthropist, MacArthur Foundation

Military service: US Navy (five months, 1917); Canadian Royal Flying Corps

At the time of his death, one of the wealthiest men in America. He founded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, from which MacArthur Fellowships and numerous other philanthropic enterprises emanate.

Father: William Telfer MacArthur (Presbyterian minister, b. 18-Jun-1861, d. Nov-1949)
Mother: Georgiana Welstead MacArthur (b. 1857, d. 15-Feb-1915, pneumonia)
Brother: Alfred MacArthur (insurance, b. 20-Jun-1885, d. 1967)
Sister: Marguerite MacArthur Wiley (b. 4-Apr-1887, d. 1986)
Brother: Lawrence Telfer MacArthur (b. 3-Apr-1891, d. 1960)
Brother: Roderick MacArthur (b. 1892, d. Oct-1897, accidental gunshot)
Sister: Helen MacArthur (b. 1894, d. 1974)
Brother: Charles MacArthur (playwright, b. 5-Nov-1895, d. 21-Apr-1956)
Wife: Louise Pebbles Ingalls (b. 1898, m. 17-Mar-1920, div. Mar-1942, d. 1997)
Son: John Roderick MacArthur (b. 21-Dec-1920, d. 1984, pancreatic cancer)
Daughter: Virginia MacArthur (b. 1922, d. 2002)
Wife: Catherine Terese Hyland (b. 1908, m. Aug-1937, d. 15-Dec-1981)

    High School: Wilson Academy (dropped out 1914)

    Bankers Life and Casualty Company
    Chicago Herald-Examiner copyboy
    National Life Insurance Company office boy, Chicago
    Academy of Achievement (1977)
    MacArthur Foundation Founder
    Plane Crash
    Tracheotomy (1970)
    Stroke (23-Nov-1976)
    Paralyzed stroke
    Exploratory Surgery Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL (3-Jan-1978)
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Schizophrenia, Smoking

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