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Francis Minturn Sedgwick
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1904
Death: Oct. 24, 1967

Francis Minturn Sedgwick, 63, world renowned artist and sculptor and owner of Rancho la Laguna de San Francisco,
He was known internationally for his sculptoring (sic) and was also a novelist, art collector, cattle rancher, and had a short career in international banking.

He and his wife were the recent donors of a 51 percent undivided interest in the 6,000 acre Rancho la Laguna to the University of California at Santa Barbara. The gift was said to be the most significant occurrence in the recent history of the campus

Born March 13, 1904, in New York City, he was the son of Henry Dwight Sedgwick, historian and author, and Sara May Minturn. He attended Tate (sic) School in Carpinteria, the Groton School in Mass., and was graduated from Harvard university in three years, class of 1926. He then went on to Trinity College at Cambridge, and Harvard Business School.

The Sedgwicks purchased the Corral de Quati ranch in the Valley in 1942, and later bought the Rancho la Laguna in 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Alice de Forest Sedgwick whom he married in 1929; and by five daughters and a son, Mrs Hellmut Wohl of Stockbridge, Mass., Mrs Jerome Dwight of San Francisco, Miss Catherine Sedgwick of the Valley, Miss Edith Sedgwick of New York City, Miss Susanna Sedgwick of the University of Bologna in Italy, and Jonathan de Forest Minturn Sedgwick of Santa Barbara."


Francis Minturn Sedgwick's ashes were scattered by family members on Echo Ridge in the lands of Rancho La Laguna de San Francisco, Santa Ynez Valley, California, now known as the "Sedgwick Reserve" of the University of California. Witnessed by Jerome Rockhill Dwight. 
 
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 Children:
  Robert Minturn Sedgwick (1933 - 1965)*
  Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1939 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Created by: Laurie
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
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Francis Minturn Sedgwick
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