People: People, Feb. 22, 1943

$40,000,000 Renege

Britain's No. 1 philanthropist, Viscount Nuffield, 65, complained some five years ago that his good works had caused him five times as much trouble as his business. Having given away some $60,000,000 he swore he would give no more. But last week he headed into more trouble: for scientific and medical research, public health, social studies, and "the care and comfort of aged people" he created a $40,000,000 trust fund. Peacetime automaker (Morris, Wolseley), Lord Nuffield is now one of Britain's main armorers, also one of her most unreconstructed individualists. Chief...

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