Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr.
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
Location: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania