John G. Shedd

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John G. Shedd
Born(1850-07-20)July 20, 1850
DiedOctober 22, 1926(1926-10-22) (aged 76)
Cause of deathComplications from aortic aneurysm
Resting placeOak Woods Cemetery, Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago, U.S.
Occupation(s)businessman and philanthropist

John Graves Shedd (July 20, 1850 – October 22, 1926) was an American businessman and philosopher. He was the second president and chairman of the board of Marshall Field & Company. He donated money for the construction of an aquarium in Chicago, which would later be named after him.

In 2002, The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, a community-based performing arts center and music school in Eugene, Oregon, was co-founded by one of his great-grandchildren.

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