Guggenheim, Daniel

Guggenheim, Daniel

(1856–1930) industrialist, philanthropist; born in Philadelphia (son of Meyer Guggenheim). He studied the making of embroidery and lace in Switzerland (1874–84) and then turned to the new family business of mining and metals processing. As head of the American Smelting and Refining Company (1901–19) he extended its operations into Alaska, Africa, and South America. Among his many philanthropic interests, he subsidized free band concerts in New York City and promoted safe flying through the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics.
References in periodicals archive ?
CAST AND FILMMAKERS: Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Ruben Blades, Nora Arnezeder, Robert Patrick Directed By: Daniel Espinosa Screenplay By: David Guggenheim, Daniel Espinosa Producer: Scott Stuber Executive Producers: Scott Aversano, Marc D.