(1820-1888) Henry Bergh was a philanthropist who organized the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Henry Bergh

(1820-1888) Henry Bergh was a philanthropist who organized the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned three trades before he was twenty-one; his genious enabled him to rank high as an inventor; he was pre-eminently a man of affairs, his knowledge of men and business securing success in every venture; and most important of all, he was a broad and practical philanthropist." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Peter Cooper

"His career shows him to have been one of the greatest of Americans and the noblest of men. He learned…

John F. Oberlin was a Alsatian pastor and philanthropist. Oberlin College, an American liberal arts college in Ohio, was named for him upon its founding in 1833. In 1766, after studing theology in his hometown, he became pastor of Waldersbach, a remote and barren region in Steintal, a valley in the Vosges on the borders of Alsace and Lorraine. He set himself to better the material, and spiritual, condition of the inhabitants. He began by constructing roads through the valley and erecting bridges, inciting the peasantry to the enterprise by his personal example. He introduced an improved system of agriculture. Substantial cottages were erected, and various industrial arts were introduced. He founded an itinerant library, originated infant schools, and established an ordinary school at each of the five villages in the parish. In the work of education he received great assistance from his housekeeper, Louisa Scheppler. He died in 1826, and was interred with great manifestations of honor and affection at the village of Urbach.

John Frederick Oberlin

John F. Oberlin was a Alsatian pastor and philanthropist. Oberlin College, an American liberal arts…

An English general and the founder of the state of Georgia.

James Oglethorpe

An English general and the founder of the state of Georgia.

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and one time Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Robert Charles Winthrop

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 – Boston) was an American lawyer and philanthropist and…