Daniel Guggenheim

Daniel Guggenheim

männlich 1856 - 1930  (74 Jahre)

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  • Name Daniel Guggenheim 
    Geboren 9 Jul 1856  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschlecht männlich 
    Education von um 1873  St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Ausbildung 
    Residence Port Washington, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Biography Daniel was born in Philadelphia on July 9 1856, the second son of Meyer and Barbara Guggenheim. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Daniel Guggenheim was sent to Switzerland as a young man to study the Swiss lace and embroidery business, and to serve as a buyer for his father's import firm. The discovery of high-grade silver-lead ore in the Guggenheim mines in Leadville, Colorado in 1881 became the foundation for the Guggenheim fortune in mining. In 1884, Daniel returned to the US to help manage the family's booming mining and smelting business. Daniel helped to establish the Guggenheim mining and smelting business in Mexico, which by 1895 was earning profits of $1 million a year.
    In 1891 his father, Meyer Guggenheim, consolidated about a dozen of the family’s mining operations into the Colorado Smelting and Refining Company. The Guggenheim family then entered a lengthy struggle with the American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO), backed by the Rockefeller family. By 1901 the Guggenheims had acquired control of ASARCO, and became the dominant force in the mining industry for the next three decades. Daniel was named chairman of the board of ASARCO, and directed the trust until 1919.
    Following his father's death in 1905, Daniel assumed control of the Guggenheim family enterprises. Through ASARCO, Kennecott Copper and other family-owned companies, the Guggenheims mined tin in Bolivia, gold in the Yukon, diamonds and rubber in the Belgian Congo, diamonds in Angola, and copper in Alaska, Utah, and Chile. Daniel Guggenheim's business policies affected entire nations. "It was said that Daniel could make or break a government with a telegram," his biographer John H. Davis wrote. Daniel was power hungry and tenacious. He suffered repeatedly with stomach ulcers and hypertension. The Guggenheim family amassed enormous wealth through their mining enterprises. By 1918, the family fortune was estimated at $250 million to $300 million, making them among the richest people in the world.
    Daniel was a member of the National Security League, the driving force for moving the then-neutral USA into World War I, which was headed by J.P. Morgan.
    Long-simmering family disagreements came to a head in 1922, when the older Guggenheim brothers were accused of milking ASARCO, which they controlled, for the benefit of their family business, Guggenheim Brothers. The ASARCO board then voted the brothers out of control. After other family disagreements and business setbacks, Daniel retired in 1923 at the age of 67.
    During World War I his son Harry became involved in aeronautics. Daniel Guggenheim felt that this would be the means of transportation for the future of the country, and invested heavily in its formation. He contributed $500,000.00 to establish a school of aeronautics in the College of Engineering of New York University. Excavation for the school had just begun in January of 1926 when he established the Daniel Guggenheim fund for the promotion of aeronautics. He contributed $2,500,000.00 to be made available to initiate the program. He made his son Harry president and trustees of the fund included men of national distinction in aviation, engineering, law and business. Later that year he funded a nationwide tour of the North Pole airplane of Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr. for the purpose of focusing attention on the development of aircraft and the need of municipal airports. For the same purpose he funded the tour of Charles A. Lindbergh after his return from his flight to Paris.
    In January of 1924 he and his wife Florence created the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation with the purpose to be "the promotion, through charitable and benevolent activities of the well being of mankind throughout the world." In early 1930 he fell ill and went to Europe with the hope of regaining his health. He returned from Europe on September 15, 1930, without any improvement, and returned to his home, Hempstead in Port Washington where he died two weeks later. 
    Gestorben 28 Sep 1930  Port Washington, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Begraben Salem Fields Cemetery, Jamaica Avenue 775, Brooklyn, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Notizen 
    Personen-Kennung I23028 
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    Vater Meyer Simon Guggenheim,   geb. 1 Feb 1828, Lengnau, Aargau, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 15 Mrz 1905, Palm Beach, Florida, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 77 Jahre) 
    Mutter Barbara Mayer,   geb. 1835, Lengnau, Aargau, Schweiz Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 10 Mrz 1900, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 65 Jahre) 
    Familien-Kennung F998  Familienblatt

    Familie Florence Shloss,   geb. 3 Sep 1863, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 13 Mai 1944, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 80 Jahre) 
    Verheiratet 22 Jul 1884 
    Kinder 
    +1. Meyer Robert Guggenheim,   geb. 17 Mai 1885, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 16 Nov 1959, Washington, D.C., United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 74 Jahre)
    +2. Harry Frank Guggenheim,   geb. 23 Aug 1890, West End, New Jersey, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 22 Jan 1971, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 80 Jahre)
    +3. Gladys Eleanor Guggenheim,   geb. 15 Aug 1895, Elberon, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 13 Mrz 1980, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 84 Jahre)
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    Familien-Kennung F1005  Familienblatt

  • Ereignis-Karte
    Link zu Google MapsGeboren - 9 Jul 1856 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsEducation - Ausbildung - von um 1873 - St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Schweiz Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - - Port Washington, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsGestorben - 28 Sep 1930 - Port Washington, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsBegraben - - Salem Fields Cemetery, Jamaica Avenue 775, Brooklyn, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
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    Daniel Guggenheim, 1925

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