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Augustus Juilliard

Juilliard, Augustus (1836–1919), wealthy U.S. patron of the performing arts. After making his fortune in the textile industry, Julliard devoted time and money toward promoting cultural endeavors. He became president of New York's Metropolitan Opera Company in 1892 and served until his death. Large sums of money bequeathed from his estate established the Julliard Musical Foundation, which supports the Julliard School, a prestigious musical education institute.

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