Andrew Carnegie

Carnegie, Andrew: - ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. Carnegie's benefactions (totaling about $350 million) included Carnegie Hall (1892) in New York City, the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1902), the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission (1904), the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (1905), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1910) and over 2,800 libraries.