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Carnegie, Louise Whitfield (1857–1946)

Carnegie, Louise Whitfield (1857–1946)

American philanthropist. Name variations: Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. Born Louise Whitfield, Mar 7, 1857, New York, NY; died June 24, 1946, in New York, NY; dau. of John William Whitfield (prosperous NY merchant, died 1878) and Fannie (Davis) Whitfield; attended Miss Haines' School; m. Andrew Carnegie (the industrialist and philanthropist), April 22, 1887 (died 1919); children: Margaret Carnegie (b. 1897).

Helped Charles Schwab convince husband to sell out to Morgan syndicate (1901); concerned with international peace, played an important role in formation of the Church Peace Union; continued many of husband's interests after his death; promoted US participation in League of Nations, provided $100,000 to Union Theological Seminary, and supported Near East College Association and Grenfell Mission in Labrador.

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