John M. Templeton Jr. (1940–2015)

John M. Templeton Jr.

John M. Templeton Jr., MD, is the former chairman and president of the John Templeton Foundation. He received a BA from Yale University and MD from Harvard Medical School, and he was board certified in pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. His medical career spanned thirty-one years, including thirteen years with the trauma program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He continued as adjunct professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a popular and respected guest lecturer, and the author of Thrift and Generosity: The Joy of Giving and his autobiography, John M. Templeton: Physician, Philanthropist, Seeker. Dr. Templeton died on May 16, 2015.