Paul Goodloe McIntire

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Paul Goodloe McIntire (1860-1952) was born in Charlottesville on East High Street on May 28, 1860[1]. The son of a successful merchant, McIntire’s generosity to his hometown has shaped the community long since his passing in 1952.

John Hammond Moore introduced McIntire as follows in his book on the history of the Charlottesville-Albemarle area:

“McIntire attended the university briefly, worked as a messenger-clerk for the C. & O. Railroad, and then departed for Chicago and New York where he made a fortune in stocks and bonds. Returning to his birthplace in 1918, McIntire began distributing his wealth to local public schools, the University of Virginia, and his native city and county. In all, his bequests totaled $1,199,250; about one-half of this amount went to the university to promote cancer research and improve hospital facilities, establish a department of commerce and finance which bears his name, and build the handsome amphitheatre also named in his honor.” [2]

“McIntire gave the city of Charlottesville its public library and several parks and playgrounds, some adorned with impressive monuments to Lee, Jackson, and Lewis and Clark.” [3]

McIntire is buried in Maplewood Cemetery.

During his career, McIntire's summer home was in Albemarle County. [4]

The Benefactor

Some of Paul Goodloe McIntire’s gifts to the community:

Named Awards

"The Chamber of Commerce established its prestigious Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award in 1975 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the greater Charlottesville area. The Chamber award is named in honor of Paul Goodloe McIntire, whose good will set a standard of service that others through the years have reached for while helping to weave a fabric of selflessness that continues to provide for our community and its citizens."[9]

In addition, the Daily Progress named McIntire as one of the distinguished dozen of the 20th century[10].

External Links

Notes

  1. Maurer, David A. "McIntire gave to hometown in many ways." The Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 24 May 2009: C1+.
  2. Moore, John Hammond. Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976. 1976. Charlottesville: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1986. 369-370.
  3. Moore, John Hammond. Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976. 1976. Charlottesville: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1986. 370.
  4. Web. Little Items of Interest, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 30, 1903, retrieved May 30, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 30, 1903 page 1.
  5. Moore, John Hammond. Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976. 1976. Charlottesville: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1986. 370.
  6. Moore, John Hammond. Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976. 1976. Charlottesville: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1986. 212.
  7. Moore, John Hammond. Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976. 1976. Charlottesville: Albemarle County Historical Society, 1986. 370.
  8. Web. Washington Park, Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 11 Jan 2010.
  9. Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESENTS 2008 PAUL GOODLOE MCINTIRE CITIZENSHIP AWARD TO MR. DANIEL & MRS. LOU JORDAN AT 95TH ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DINNER. Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce. N.p., 20 Nov. 2008. Web. 6 June 2009. <http://www.cvillechamber.com/news-info.35.0.html?&tx_ttnews[pointer]=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=5&tx_ttnews[backPid]=34&cHash=a57d288873>
  10. Web. [1], Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, retrieved November 15, 2010.