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The son of Meyer Guggenheim and younger brother of Daniel Guggenheim and Solomon R. Guggenheim , he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He settled in Denver and was a Republican senator for Colorado from 1907 to 1913. From 1919 to 1941 he was president of the American Smelting and Refining Company. He married Olga Hirsh. Their son died in 1922 just before he started college so they established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which gives grants to scholars and artists. The Guggenheims also donated money to various educational institutions.
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