Charles Edward Merrill Jr. (August 17, 1920  – November 29, 2017) was an American educator, author, and philanthropist, best known for supporting historically black colleges and founding the Commonwealth School in Boston. Early life
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American philanthropist and educator Charles E. Merrill, Jr., has died at his home in southern Poland. He was 97. The head of the Polish Literary Institute in Paris, Wojciech Sikora, citing close relatives, said Merrill died Wednesday.
Merrill was the father of educator and philanthropist Charles E. Merrill Jr. (1920–2017), author and founder of the Thomas Jefferson School (St. Louis, Missouri), Commonwealth School, and former chairman of the board of trustees of Morehouse College; San Francisco philanthropist Doris Merrill Magowan (1914–2001); and poet James Merrill (1926–199...
Charles E. Merrill Jr., one of the sons of Charles E. Merrill, founder of Merrill Lynch securities firm, had a longer struggle before finding his path as an educator and philanthropist.
Charles E. Merrill Jr. (1920 – November 29, 2017) was an American educator, author, and philanthropist. He was best known for supporting historically black colleges and founding the Commonwealth School in Boston. Merrill Jr. died on November 29, 2017, in Nowy Sącz, Poland at the age of 97. References
Our Founder, Charles E. Merrill, Jr. Born in 1920 to financier Charles E. Merrill and Elizabeth Church Merrill, Charles E. Merrill, Jr., spent most of his youth in New York City, and attended Deerfield Academy and Harvard. His upbringing; his experience in central Europe before and after the Second World War; and his service during that ...
Charles E. Merrill, Jr., a crucial lantern, died in November at age 97. A son and heir to the founder of Merrill Lynch, he endowed a scholarship that opened up the whole world to me as a young 18-19-year-old Black girl from a small segregated South Carolina town — a priceless gift.
The philanthropist, writer, and artist Charles E. Merrill Jr., who facilitated the gift to endow Merrill College, died last week in southern Poland, where he had a home in the city of Nowy Sacz. He was 97.
The Charles E. Merrill Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund. The history between Charles E. Merrill, Jr. and IES Abroad dates back to the late 1950s when he served on the board of Morehouse College, and established the Merrill Scholarship through his personal philanthropy.
Charles E. Merrill Jr. was the son of Charles E. Merrill Sr. and the former Elizabeth Church, and grew up in New Jersey and New York City. He wrote that he was 5 when his parents divorced.