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AOL Co-Founder Jim Kimsey Dies at Age 76

by | Mar 1, 2016

James V. Kimsey, well known for his business ventures and philanthropy in and around the nation’s capital, died at the age of 76 from cancer, reports The Georgetowner.

The Georgetowner report, in part, added:

“Kimsey grew up in Arlington and attended Gonzaga College High School and St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. He went on to Georgetown University on a year and then graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served in the U.S. Army in South Vietnam.

“Kimsey later bought downtown D.C. property and entered the bar and restaurant business but soon was working in the video and computer world, where he become the co-founder and CEO of America Online — AOL. He served as AOL CEO until 1995, when Steve Case took over the position. Kimsey was chairman emeritus at AOL.

“Kimsey went on to found the Kimsey Foundation and was involved in many charities, non-profits and cultural and educational institutions — from the Library of Congress to the Kennedy Center to West Point. He was well known in Washington social circles and had many friends in the nation’s capital, around the country and across the world.”

(Photo from The Georgetowner)

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