Peabody also took a prominent role in civic aff airs, using his position of power as an active philanthropist. Peabody’s greatest concern was the advancement of education, and he eventually retired from his many business interests to devote himself to humanitarian work.
Today, Peabody may be recognized most widely as the person after whom the George Foster Peabody Awards—which recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service in the electronic media—are named.
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