Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr.


Age: 75

Summary: president and chairman of the $3.34-billion John Templeton Foundation who was a former pediatric surgeon and director of the trauma program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, but retired in 1995 to manage the foundation and became president and chief executive officer after the 2008 death of his father Sir John Templeton who created the Templeton Fund in 1954 and established the foundation in 1987, in which the foundation's endowment grew from $28 million to $3.34 billion with 188 grants rewarded in 2014 (primarily to major universities and scholars worldwide) during his 20 years at the helm.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: February 19, 1940

Died: May 16, 2015

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania