Ward Melville Photo

Ward Melville

Born: Jan 5, 1887

Death: Jun 5, 1977

Nationality: United States

Ward Melville

Date of Birth : Jan 5, 1887
Date of Death : Jun 5, 1977

John Ward Melville was an American philanthropist and businessman active in the "Three Villages" in western Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. He donated 400 acres of land and money to establish the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1957, which has developed as a major public research institution.

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