American entrepreneur who founded a successful mutual fund investment company called The Vanguard Group. He also wrote a bestselling nonfiction work entitled Common Sense on Mutual Funds: New Imperatives for the Intelligent Investor.
He graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and subsequently worked at the Philadelphia and Boston-based Wellington Management Company.
He served on the board of Yale University's Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey, he later settled in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with his wife and his six children.
He was succeeded by former U.S. President George Bush as Chairman of the Board of Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.