John Templeton, Jr.
John M. Templeton, Jr., M.D., the president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation and formerly a pediatric surgeon and director of the trauma program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, died on Saturday, May 16 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Templeton, known as “Jack,” retired from his medical practice in 1995 to manage the foundation created in 1987 by his father, Sir John Templeton, the pioneer global investor and philanthropist who created the Templeton Fund in 1954. The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries on what scientists and philosophers call the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. (via Templeton.org)