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Ralph Hochstetter

Ralph  Hochstetter Born: 1869
Death: 1955

Ralph Hochstetter (1870-1955) was the President of Cliff Petroleum Company and director of Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company.  A  bachelor, Hochstetter originally intended to bequeath his entire estate to the University of Rochester.  However, UB Chancellor Clifford C. Furnas persuaded him to split his estate between the University of Rochester and UB.  Hochstetter split his estate evenly between the two institutions.  At the time, the several million dollar gift was the largest single donation UB had received. 

Affiliation(s): Benefactor
Record Group(s): 3
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