Stephen Tyng Mather

Stephen Tyng Mather

Birth
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 22 Jan 1930 (aged 62)
Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 11964648 · View Source
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Son of Joseph W. Mather & Bertha Mather.
He married Jane Thacker Floy in 1893.

He was a pioneering American industrialist and conservationist. He was the president and owner of the Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company, which made him a millionaire. With journalist and writer Robert Sterling Yard, Mather spearheaded a publicity campaign to promote the creation of a federal agency to oversee National Parks. Mather eventually became the first director of the new agency, the National Park Service under the United States Department of the Interior.
His ancestral home in Darien, CT, became a National Historic Landmark in 1963.

"He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved, unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good he has done . . ."


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STEPHEN TYNG MATHER
SON OF
JOSEPH W. MATHER
AND
BERTHA J. MATHER
JULY 4, 1867
JANUARY 22, 1930
HIS WIFE
JANE THACKER FLOY
FEBRUARY 7, 1868
AUGUST 19, 1944


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Tyng Mather (4 Jul 1867–22 Jan 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11964648, citing Mather Cemetery, Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Jan Franco (contributor 46625834) .