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John Templeton

John TempletonAKA John Marks Templeton

Born: 29-Nov-1912
Birthplace: Winchester, TN
Died: 8-Jul-2008
Location of death: Nassau, Bahamas
Cause of death: Pneumonia

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Billionaire fund manager

Began investing in Wall Street in 1938, finding opportunities at "points of maximum pessimism". Established the Templeton Growth Fund in 1954. His funds had $22B under management when he sold them to Franklin Resources in 1992.

Wife: Judith Folk (m. 1937, d. Feb-1951 cycling accident)
Son: John M. Templeton, Jr. ("Jack", philanthropist, b. 1940)
Daughter: Anne Templeton Zimmerman (d. 2004)
Son: Christopher Templeton
Wife: Irene Reynolds Butler (m. 1958, d. 1993)

    University: BA Economics, Yale University (1934)
    University: MA Law, Balliol College, Oxford University (1936)
    Administrator: Trustee, Princeton Theological Seminary (42 years)
    Administrator: Benefactor, Templeton College, Oxford University (1983)

    John Templeton Foundation Founder (1987)
    Templeton Growth Fund (1954-92)
    Templeton Damroth (1956-62)
    Templeton, Dobbrow & Vance (1940-67)
    Fenner & Beane
    American Bible Society Board of Directors
    Elihu Society (Yale) 1934
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Knight of the British Empire 1987
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Naturalized UK Citizen 1968
    Renounced US Citizenship 1968

Author of books:
The Humble Approach: Scientists Discover God (1981)
The Templeton Plan: 21 Steps to Personal Success and Real Happiness (1992)
Is Progress Speeding Up? Our Multiplying Multitudes of Blessings (1997)
Golden Nuggets from Sir John Templeton (1997)
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Essential Spiritual Principles (1998)
Possibilities for Over One Hundredfold More Spiritual Information: The Humble Approach in Theology and Science (2000)
Pure Unlimited Love: An Eternal Creative Force and Blessing Taught by All Religions (2000)
Wisdom from World Religions: Pathways Toward Heaven on Earth (2002)
Faithful Finances 101: From the Poverty of Fear and Greed to the Riches of Spiritual Investing (2005)

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