Wien, Lawrence A. , 1905-1988 Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Person

Dates

  • 1905-05-31 – 1988-12-10 (Existence)

Name Forms

  • Wien, Lawrence A. , 1905-1988
  • Wien, Lawrence Arthur , 1905-1988

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Notes

  • Biography/Historical Note

    Lawrence A. Wien was an American lawyer, philanthropist, and real estate investor. In 1956, he commissioned the statue of Associate Justice Louis Brandeis, which is loceted in the center Brandeis University's campus. In 1958, he donated $8.5 million to Brandeis University to endow the Wien International Scholarship which pays the tuition, room & board, and travel expenses for 50 foreign students per year. In 1959 he created a national scholarship at Columbia Law School; Wien contributed over $20 million during his life to his alma mater Columbia including $6 million for the construction of a new stadium at Baker Field, now known as the Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium. In 1969, he donated $1.2 million to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where he served as vice chairman and a trustee for 20 years. From 1957 to 1984, Wien served as a Trustee of Brandeis University, and became its Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Wien was crucial in the development of Brandeis University.