George Washington Brackenridge
#29417 Overall Influence

George Washington Brackenridge

Philanthropist

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George Washington Brackenridge was a philanthropist and the longest-serving Regent for the University of Texas. His donations of time, land holdings and wealth expanded the university and provided educational opportunities for women and other minorities. He was an advocate of women's suffrage and women's educational opportunities. He was also a business man who made his initial wealth as a profiteer during the Civil War. Brackenridge organized two banking institutions in San Antonio and served as their president. He was president of the San Antonio Water Works Company. Alamo Heights in Bexar County was once his residence and was named by him. His mansion Fernridge is now part of University of the Incarnate Word campus. Brackenridge Park, San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden and Mahncke Park in San Antonio were made possible through his donations of land holdings.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Hanover College
Hanover College

Private, co-ed, liberal arts college, in rural Hanover, Indiana, U.S.

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#4198 World Rank #1957 USA Rank
Business