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John William Sterling (May 12, 1844 - July 5, 1918) was a philanthropist, corporate attorney, and major benefactor to Yale University. May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes her or his time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ...


John William Sterling was born in Stratford, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1864 and was admitted to the bar three years later. He obtained an M.A. degree in 1874 and an LL.D. from Columbia Law School in 1893. He became a corporate lawyer in New York, and helped found the law firm of Shearman & Sterling in 1873. Stratford is a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, located on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Housatonic River. ... Columbia University, legally known as Columbia University in the City of New York, and incorporated under the name Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, is an Ivy League university located in New York City. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... Shearman & Sterling LLP is a law firm with branches world wide and headquarters in New York City. ...


Around 1870, Sterling met James Orville Bloss, his intimate friend for the next fifty years. Historian Jonathan Ned Katz suggests that theirs was also a sexual relationship.


As a lawyer, Sterling represented Jay Gould, James Fisk, the National City Bank, and Standard Oil. Sterling's partner Thomas G. Shearman defended Reverend Henry Ward Beecher in his adultery trial. Jay Gould Jay Gould (May 27, 1836 - December 2, 1892), American financier, was born in Roxbury, New York. ... James Fisk can refer to: Big Jim Fisk, financier James Fisk (Vermont), U.S. Senator This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC) is one of the ten largest banks in America (among others, in terms of deposits). ... Standard Oil was an oil refining organization founded by John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) and partners beginning in 1863. ... Henry Ward Beecher in Columbus Park, Brooklyn, New York. ...


On his death in 1918, Sterling left $18 million to Yale, at the time the largest non-founding contribution made by an individual to a private university -- equivalent to about $180 million in 2003. A portion of this was used to fund the Sterling Professorships, and other portions were used to build the Sterling Memorial Library, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, the School of Medicine, Trumbull College, and the Hall of Graduate Studies. A Sterling Professorship is the highest academic rank at Yale University, awarded to a tenured faculty member considered one of the best in his or her field. ...


Yale's law school is located in the Sterling Law Buildings.


Sterling is entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery. This article is about the cemetery in the Bronx. ...


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