November 23, 1809|
Worth, New York
February 24, 1882|
Oak Park, Illinois
|Resting place||Forest Home Cemetery (Forest Park, Illinois)|
|Known for||Philander Smith College|
|Net worth||$125,000 (at death)|
|Adeline M. Smith (1812-1885)|
|Children||Minnie Gertrude Smith Budlong (1840-1931), Sarah L. Smith Blackstone (1845-1908)|
Philander Smith (November 23, 1809 - February 24, 1882) was an American real estate agent and philanthropist. Philander Smith College is his namesake.
His widow Adeline continued to give away his $125,000 fortune to a number of causes for a dozen years after his 1882 death. Her gift that year to the Methodists' Walden Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas resulted in its immediate renaming as Philander Smith College.