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Jim Luce Visits SUNY Maritime College, Founded by His Forebear

Bronx, N.Y. Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., president of SUNY Maritime College, asked Jim Luce if he knew his great-grandfather several times removed Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce had founded the U.S. Naval War College at Annapolis? “Yes,” Jim replied, “My grandmother (Agnes Foote Luce) dragged me there as a child – I know it for […]

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Following in the Footsteps of His Ancestor at Harvard

Cambridge, MA. Sir Thomas Dudley (1576-1653) was the colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Jim Luce and is the ‘Dudley’ of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation. Sir Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, renamed Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he built the town’s […]

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

New York, N.Y. Who we are is shaped by where we have been as much as by where we wish to go. For me, knowing where my family has been over the last several centuries gives me the sense that I fit into the world as I should without worry about my place. I know […]

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Biography: Rear Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce

Stephen Bleecker Luce (25 March 1827 – 28 July 1917).  Born in Albany, New York, Stephen Luce was one of the Navy’s outstanding officers in many fields, including strategy, seamanship, education, and professional development.  In 1776, 24% of the Martha’s Vineyard Sea Coast Defense was comprised of the Luce family from which he descended. Stephen […]

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Leila Hadley Luce: The Last of the Great Luces?

New York, N.Y. I met Leila Hadley Luce with Hank — known to outsiders as Henry Luce III of Time-Life — in their Sutton Place residence, at a reception they threw for my first national organization, Fundamentalists Anonymous. It was late fall in 1986. They had just married and I did not know what to expect. She […]

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New York Times Essay: First One Orphan, Then Many More

New York, N.Y.  The United States has plenty of affluent do-gooders who are taken with the idea that with their experience and creativity they could harness expertise and money to better the lives of people in the developing world. . I know now, seven years after founding my own global charitable organization, that this is […]

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