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Putnam, William Lowell

Born: 1861 AD
Died: 1923 AD

1861 – Born on the 22nd of November.

1882 – He graduated from Harvard and proceeded to make a professional name for himself in legal and financial circles.

1897 – Putnam’s role in Lowell Observatory’s history begins when Percival Lowell succumbed to severe nervous exhaustion.

1901 – Lowell returned to work, Putnam resumed his role as the financial and legal power behind the Observatory.

1923 – Died in June, aged around 61, during Constance Lowell’s attempt to contest Percival’s will.