Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929

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Gates (Rochester Theological Seminary, 1880) was Baptist clergyman, business executive, and administrator of Rockefeller philanthropies. He served as president and trustee of the General Education Board and the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

From the description of Papers of Frederick Taylor Gates, 1913-1955 (inclusive), 1913-1930 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281437113

Frederick Taylor Gates (1853-1929) was a Baptist minister, businessman, and chief architect of John D. Rockefeller's great philanthropic enterprises. He worked his way through the University of Rochester -- receiving his degree in 1877-- and the Rochester Theological Seminary (1880). Superintendent of missions for the American Home Missionary Society in Kansas, in 1888 he became secretary of the newly organized American Baptist Education Society; from that time on he was associated with the founding and development of the University of Chicago. Contact with John D. Rockefeller, founder of the University, led to Gates' employment by Rockefeller in 1892, first as principal philanthropic adviser, later as President of the General Education Board (first of the unrestricted Rockefeller foundations). He was also the founder of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. F.T. Gates was for many years also a trustee of the University of Chicago.

From the guide to the Gates, Frederick Taylor. Papers, 1888-1906, (Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Frederick T. Gates was a Baptist minister, original trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation (1913-1923); trustee (1902-1917), chairman (1907-1917) of the General Education Board; chairman of the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission (1909-1914); trustee of the University of Chicago (1896-1910); trustee of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1901-1929); and member of the International Health Commission (1913-1916) and Board (1916-1923), the China Medical Board and Peking Union Medical College (1914-1917). Frederick T. Gates' association with John D. Rockefeller began in 1891.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487834

Baptist minister, businessman. Corresponding secretary, American Baptist Education Society, 1888-1902. Philanthropic adviser to John D. Rockefeller; president, General Education Board. Trustee, University of Chicago, 1896-1910.

From the description of Papers, 1888-1906 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52250085

From the description of Papers, 1888-1906 (inclusive). (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 214662720

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referencedIn Goodspeed, Thomas Wakefield, 1842-1927. Papers, 1865-1927 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Merritt, Leonidas, 1844-1926. [Leonidas Merritt's answer to the Gates pamphlet : typescript]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn American Baptist Education Society. Records, 1887-1902 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929. Papers, 1888-1906 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rockefeller Foundation. China Medical Board Records, 1913-1929. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
referencedIn Walker, George C. Scrapbook, 1873-1903 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn University of Chicago. Office of the President. Records, 1889-1925 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Robert C. Ogden Papers, 1843-1913, (bulk 1890-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gates, Frederick Taylor. Papers, 1888-1906 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Von Holst, H. (Hermann), 1841-1904. Papers, 1855-1903. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn University of Chicago. Office of the President. Harper, Judson and Burton Administrations. Records, 1869-1925 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929. Papers, 1888-1906 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn University of Chicago. Founders' Correspondence, 1886-1892 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Walker, George C. Scrapbook, 1873-1903. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937. Correspondence, 1886-1892 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Von Holst, Hermann Eduard. Collection, 1869-1902 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. Papers, 1858-1909, 1896-1899. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Harper, William Rainey. Papers, 1872-1938 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Lincoln University (Pa.). Office of the President. Isaac Norton Rendall records, 1873-1922. Lincoln University, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, Langston Hughes Memorial Library
referencedIn American Baptist Education Society. Records, 1887-1902 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929. Papers of Frederick Taylor Gates, 1913-1955 (inclusive), 1913-1930 (bulk). Harvard University, Medical School, Countway Library
referencedIn Arnett, Trevor. Papers, 1921-1932 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Gates, Frederick T. (Frederick Taylor), 1853-1929. Papers, 1877-1939. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
creatorOf Small, Albion Woodbury, 1854-1926. Letter, 1907 February 20 : Chicago, to Fred T. Gates, Montclair, New Jersey. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Weller, Stuart. Papers, 1900-1927 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Weller, Stuart, 1870-1927. Papers, 1900-1927. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Goodspeed, Thomas W. Papers, 1865-1927 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Bethel College (Russellville, Kentucky). Correspondence, 1888-1897. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alderman, Edwin Anderson, 1861-1931. Letter from F. T. Gates [manuscript] 1905 Apr. 13. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Harper, William Rainey, 1856-1906. Papers, 1872-1938 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Arnett, Trevor, 1870-1955. Papers, 1893-1955 (inclusive), 1920-1940 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
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associatedWith Arnett, Trevor, 1870-1955. person
associatedWith Bethel College (Russellville, Kentucky). corporateBody
associatedWith Bowers, Lamont Montgomery, 1847-1941. person
associatedWith China Medical Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Consolidation Coal Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Flexner, Simon, 1863-1946. person
associatedWith General Education Board (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Goodspeed, Thomas Wakefield, 1842-1927. person
associatedWith Harper, William Rainey, 1856-1906. person
correspondedWith Lincoln University (Pa.). Office of the President. corporateBody
associatedWith Merritt, Leonidas, 1844-1926. person
associatedWith Morehouse, Henry L. person
correspondedWith Ogden, Robert C. (Robert Curtis), 1836-1913 person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Rauschenbusch, Walter, 1861-1918. person
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Birth 1853

Death 1929

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