Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph O'Connor, a 'quintessential Blue Jay,' dies at 92

Ralph S. O'Connor, an entrepreneur, civic leader, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins University alumnus who was an enthusiastic supporter of student life at his alma mater, died at his home in Houston.  He was 92.

O'Connor, an emeritus member of the university's board of trustees, gave generously to Hopkins over the years in support of financial aid, endowed faculty chairs, athletics, and awards for teams of undergraduate entrepreneurs. He also provided the lead gift for the state-of-the-art Homewood campus recreation center that bears his name. Read more.