John Simon

John Simon: The man behind Simon Hall

By Sydney Miller on January 4, 2017 in People

John E. Simon was a St. Louis investor, philanthropist, and General Partner of what is believed to have been the third oldest New York Stock Exchange member firm and the oldest continuous member firm west of the Mississippi River.

Business school named for John M. Olin

By Sydney Miller on November 22, 2016 in Milestones

In 1988 William E. Simon, president of the John M. Olin Foundation, and Chancellor William H. Danforth announced a grant of $15 million from the foundation to Washington University to name the John M. Olin School of Business. At the time, it was the largest grant ever made by the John M. Olin Foundation, and honors the memory of a famous business leader and philanthropist, John Merrill Olin.

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