University Secures $1,500,000 from Estate of Burr, Renowned Alumnus
The University has been left an estimated $1,500,000 in the will of Allston Burr '89, prominent alumnus, it was disclosed yesterday. Twenty-five thousand dollars went to Radcliffe.
All of Burr's valuable paintings were given to Harvard as was the "rest and residue" of the $2,500,000 estate after bequests of $600,000 to 14 nieces and nephews and $455,000 to employees, associates, and certain charities.
Burr was President of the Alumni Association in 1929, Overseer for the term 1931-37, and a member of the Radcliffe Council and the Board of Trustees.
From 1926 to 1931 he headed the alumni committee which raised more than $800,000 to build Memorial Church. In addition, he served as treasurer of his class, agent for the Harvard Fund, and a trustee of Phillips Brooks House Foundation.
The University awarded him an honorary A.M. degree in 1931, and in 1942 he received the third Alumni Association Medal for outstanding service to the University.
Burr died on January 18 in his Newton home at the age of 83. He was a trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Athenaeum, and left $10,000 to each in his will.