Financier, Philanthropist and Slave Owner. He was an important investor in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and used the railroad during the Civil War to transport Union troops to the front. In addition, he was president of Merchant's Bank. Upon his death he left 7 million dollars to fund many institutions including Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Press, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Bio by: Seagull
He was the founder of the Johns Hopkins University and of the Johns Hopkins Hospital