Mary Elizabeth Moody Northen (1892-1986) – Financier & Philanthropist
Upon the death of her father, William Lewis Moody, Jr., Northen was named president or chairman of the board of more than 50 corporations her father had controlled, including the American National Insurance Company which, at the time of Moody’s death, was the biggest insurance company west of the Mississippi River. She was also named chairman of the board for the Moody National Bank. Northen continued to maintain control over the family’s companies, until her own death in 1986. The Moody family’s legacy remains today through the Moody Foundation and the Mary Moody Northen Endowment, both philanthropic foundations benefitting health care, education, historic preservation, and the arts. Galveston’s Moody Gardens was developed through the Moody Foundation.
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