|Post, Marjorie Merriweather|
|other cities||Springfield, IL; New York, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Paul Smiths, NY; Greenwich, CT;|
Art collector, business woman, philanthropist and founder of Hillwood Museum and Gardens -her former twenty-five acre estate in Washington, DC.
Post collected decorative arts including Sèvres porcelain, 18th-century French gold boxes, and Russian art (Russian icons, textiles, porcelains, and silver).
Marjorie was the only child of Ella Merriweather and Charles William (C.W.) Post, C.W. founded the Postum Cereal Company, a food-manufacturing empire that generated one of the largest fortunes of the early twentieth century.
Post was married four times: m. Edward B. Close, Dec. 3, 1905; m. Edward F. Hutton, July 7, 1920; m. Joseph E. Davies, Dec. 15, 1935; m. Herbert A. May, June 18, 1958.
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