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Widener, George Dunton, Jr.locked

(11 March 1889–08 December 1971)
  • J. Thomas Jable


Widener, George Dunton, Jr. (11 March 1889–08 December 1971), horseman and philanthropist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of George Dunton Widener, a financier, and Eleanore Elkins. An heir to the family fortune amassed by his grandfather, Widener received most of his education privately from tutors and at the Delancy School in Philadelphia. He did not attend college. He married the former Mrs. Earl (Jessie Sloan) Dodge in March 1917; they had no children....

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