George Foster Peabody
|George Foster Peabody|
George Foster Peabody (1907)
July 27, 1852|
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
|Died||March 4, 1938
Warm Springs, Georgia, U.S.
|Known for||Namesake of the Peabody Awards|
George Foster Peabody (July 27, 1852 – March 4, 1938) was an American banker and philanthropist.
Activism[change | change source]
Peabody retired from business in 1906 to pursue a life of public service. Long interested in social causes, he supported such progressive ideas as the single tax as advocated by Henry George in his book Progress and Poverty, free trade, women's suffrage and government ownership of railroads. He was also active in the anti-war movement.
George Foster Peabody Awards[change | change source]
Perhaps Peabody's best-known legacy is the George Foster Peabody Awards, presented annually since 1941 by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for excellence in radio, and, since 1948
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Ware, Louise (2009). George Foster Peabody: Banker, Philanthropist, Publicist. University of Georgia Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0820334561.
- Anderson, Eric; Moss, Alfred A. (1999). Dangerous Donations: Northern Philanthropy and Southern Black Education, 1902-1930. University of Missouri Press. p. 111. ISBN 978-0826264169.
- "George Foster Peabody". findagrave.com. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- George Foster Peabody (1852–1938) and Peabody Park at UNCG - A biographical excerpt written by Louise Ware in the Dictionary of American Biography (23: 520–521, 1958)