JOHN CLIFTON BOGLE
1929 - 2019
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BOGLE
JOHN CLIFTON BOGLE


Of Bryn Mawr PA died at home on January 16, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old.
Mr. Bogle, known as Jack, was born May 8, 1929 in Montclair NJ with his twin brother David Caldwell to William Yates Bogle Jr and Josephine Hipkins Bogle. They joined their older brother William Yates III (Bud) and became known by a lifelong circle of friends as the Bogle Boys.
Consistently driven, determined and hard working, the twins followed their older brother to Blair Academy in 1945 and graduated in 1947. Their time at Blair inspired a life long devotion and commitment to the school. After graduating from Blair, Mr. Bogle entered Princeton University as a scholarship student, working as a waiter in the dining halls and in the athletic ticket office to pay for his education. He studied economics, writing his thesis on the then unknown mutual fund industry, and graduated magna cum laude in 1951. While at Princeton he met and was befriended by Jay Sherrerd, class of 1952, who brought Mr. Bogle home to Bryn Mawr to meet his family, including Jay's younger sister Eve. The two married in 1956 and had six children.
After Princeton, Mr. Bogle was hired by Walter L. Morgan, founder of the nation's oldest balanced mutual fund, Wellington Fund, where Mr. Bogle was the driving force behind Wellington's growth into a mutual fund family. A dispute with new partners at the Fund lead to his firing and subsequently his founding in 1975 of The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies, two occasions he proclaimed ever since that he underwent "fired with enthusiasm!" Leading the company until his heart trans-plant in 1996, he nonetheless remained forever after a vocal and strident advocate of the individual investor with books, speeches, opinion pieces, and public appearances.
Mr. Bogle was fiercely competitive, especially on the doubles squash courts where opponents feared his deter-mination and drop shot. The family played tennis together, often at their treasured family home in Lake Placid, NY, a place to which they still retreat for the summer months. Not just athletically competitive, his relaxation came from completing the daily New York Times crossword puzzles, including Sunday, in ink, comparing his time to finish to those of his brothers and children.
A devoted philanthropist, Mr. Bogle served the Board of Trustees of Blair Academy from 1972 to this day, including 16 years as its Chairman. Among his most remarkable and proud accomplishments, he established the Bogle Brothers Scholarship Fund which to date has funded the education of nearly 200 students. In 1998 he was named Chairman of the National Constitution Center, overseeing its creation and building on Philadelphia's Independence Mall where it continues as one of the city's most treasured institutions. He remained active in numerous other local and national educational, civic, medical and arts organizations as well.
Mr. Bogle suffered from a rare and degenerative heart disease, and was admitted to Hahnemann Hospital in the fall of 1995 to begin the wait for a new heart. He received the extraordinary second chance at life in February 1996, for which he remained exceptionally grateful.
Mr. Bogle is survived by his wife Eve, daughters Barbara Bogle Renninger (Scott), Jean Bogle, Nancy Bogle St John (Gordon), and Sandra Bogle Marucci (Buddy), sons John Clifton Bogle Jr (Lynn) and Andrew Armstrong Bogle, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandsons, and his brother William Yates Bogle III. He is predeceased by his twin brother David Caldwell Bogle.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Blair Academy, the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, and Gesu School.
Private services for family and friends will be held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 21 at 11 A.M.
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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Jan. 18, 2019.
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January 17, 2020
MAY YOUR MEMORY LIVE ON FOREVER, MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!
January 17, 2020
THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE APART OF VANGUARD FAMILY AND TO EXPERIENCE WORK IN THE FINANCIAL WORK INDUSTRY!!!! :)
VIKTORIA SOKOLOVSKY
May 9, 2019
Happy Heavenly 90th birthday, Jack. You could have made billions, but you chose to make a difference. RIP. We'll continue to carry on with your mission.
Mel Lindauer
May 8, 2019
Dear Jack.........there is God and there is Jack Bogle......and there is family..........not much else matters...

You have made a significant change to the investment world.....and to my life.......

Thank you Jack. You will forever be in my memory....

Respectfully:

tpl
Thomas LEIGL
May 8, 2019
God Bless You St. Jack
James Cullinane
January 30, 2019
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Dear "Captain Jack",
Thanks for teaching me to navigate troubled waters and, more importantly, how to fish. Because you did, my family will never go hungry.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Richard Robbins
January 30, 2019
Richard Robbins
January 28, 2019
Thank you Jack, for having a vision of right and wrong and for choosing the righteous path in your dealings with investors all across America. I've learned from you that money doesn't mean much unless its attainment follows from virtues such as character, integrity, and moral purpose. We investors who have known you will continue your struggle on behalf of the Soul of Capitalism.
John Ulicny
January 28, 2019
The investment advice was and will always be priceless, thank you
Michael Crismani
Acquaintance
January 26, 2019
Thank you for the signed Rose Book.
You could talk about a lot of things in addition to finance. Although you were the greatest advocate that the ordinary person had in the world of investments.
If I remember right it was you who warned me that something that I was doing investment wise was dangerous.
David Powell
David Powell
January 25, 2019
Sir,
I come to join my voice to the thousands the world around who have lost a champion of fairness and equity. May your family make peace with your abscence and hopefully we can emulate the fortrightness for which you were renown in our dealings with our fellow man.
Rest in Peace Mr. Bogle.
Emmanuel Eguma
January 24, 2019
To the Bogle family: Bless you for sharing John with us all these years. I was able to retire early and I spend every day with my 7 year old daughter because of the financial peace of mind and resources that Vanguard has afforded me. Your treasured family member is gone but his legacy lives on everyday in my home as we spend more time together due to his brilliance and hard work.

Warmest regards,Chad Turner (And Emily)Charlottesville, VA
Chad Turner
January 23, 2019
Jack at Vanguard with Georgetown Law Students 3/30/15
I will miss this fierce, brilliant man who gave the possibility of some wealth to the ordinary citizen. He walked the walk, and we all learned from his books and speeches about the virtues of low fees and retirement possibilities in the index fund.

He was kind,generous and willing to listen and share his ideas with any who approached him with genuine interest in his value system. His book, "Enough" gave straight talk about the ethical crisis in the financial sector.

I will always be grateful that I had a chance to get to know him, even though all too briefly.

Professor Emma Coleman Jordan
Georgetown University Law Center
Emma Jordan
January 23, 2019
Generosity, Jack& Georgetown Law Students at Vanguard, 3/30/15
Emma Coleman Jordan
January 23, 2019
Piease accept my hearfelt condollences
on the passing of your dear love one may God
Give you strength to
endure this most diffcult time in your
life. John 6:40
January 22, 2019
My sincere condolences on your loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing the multitudes of lives he touched. It was a great pleasure and honor meeting him at the Boglehead conferences. There was always a smile on everyone's face when he'd enter the room.
His was a life well lived.
Ron Mason
January 22, 2019
My condolences to the Bogle family upon your loss. Mr. John C. Bogle was a hero to me and so many others - a man who truly made a positive difference in the world. Rest in peace and thank you, Jack!
January 22, 2019
While some mutual fund founders chose to make billions, he chose to make a difference.

And lets not forget: Behind every great man is a great woman.
Taylor Larimore
January 22, 2019
Whenever I was with you, Jack, I knew I was walking in the shadow of greatness.The world has lost an irreplaceable giant and I've lost a friend and mentor. RIP Jack. The baton has been passed; we'll carry on your work.

Mel Lindauer, President
The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy & Bogleheads Leader
Mel Lindauer
January 22, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Bogel family. Praying that youll be filled with happy memories and surrounded by love.
Randall Pollock
Coworker
January 22, 2019
May you all find comfort in knowing the many lives John Bogle touched and influenced positively by his steadfastness to help others to grow their wealth and in putting shareholders and Vanguard crew ahead of himself. He was a selfless man and his advice and smile will be missed by so many.
Karen Nagy
January 21, 2019
I want to express my deepest sympathies to the Bogle family in the passing of Jack. He made an indelible impact in so many ways it can't be quantified. Jack was the eyes and ears for the average investors who didn't understand the financial world and the pit falls one could be subject too. Jack guided the small investor and recommended investing in index funds to keep costs down thus insuring your fair share from the market. Buy and Hold is eternal as Jack would always recommend. His wisdom and advice was superlative. Mr Bogle was and always will be one the most influential and important men advising small investors how to invest on Wall St. Jack you were a role model a confidante and a great humanitarian and the world was a better place because of you.
Bob McWatters
January 21, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family of John C. Bogle. His loss is devastating to the many people whose lives he touched. Thank you for sharing this great man; your husband, father, and grandfather, with the world. He educated millions in how to prudently invest in the index fund, to give the the small investor, "A fair shake," by first making the index fund available to the small investor. With his passing, so many people are sad, and he is missed all ready. I take comfort knowing his legacy will live on in his family, and the speeches, books, and recorded interviews that he shared with the world. May he rest in everlasting peace. God bless John Bogle, and his family.

Respectfully,

Kathleen Ryan
January 21, 2019
Sorry to hear of the loss
Ann Stokman
January 20, 2019
Mr. Bogle, thank you for taking a chance.
Mary Anonymity us
January 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. I never knew Mr. Bogle personally, but knew of him through my beloved dad, who believed so much in Vanguard's style of investing and help for the average investor. Dad told me about Vanguard when it was a young company, and I have followed their principles ever since.
I lost my dad 10 years ago and still miss him. I hold on to the happy memories and the lessons he taught me: work hard, invest smartly, help others, be happy. Your husband/dad/ grandpa was a shining example who helped so many and taught the same. I wish you happy memories and peace.
Mary L
January 20, 2019
Was a great guy! While working evening shift in the early years of Vanguard,we would chat for hours in his office about ordinary topics.
January 20, 2019
Mr Bogle was the rock star of the financial world for my husband&myself. My spouse died suddenly on Dec 31 2015. One of the most exciting moments we had was meeting our financial advisor(Jim) to inform us we could retire in Jan 2012. We had the pleasure of a wonderful interaction with Mr Bogle in private meeting in Jan 2013. Fred retired 04/06/2013/I retired 05/07/2014. It was all possible due to Mr. Bogle. My spouse started investing with Vanguard in 1975. We were poor but hearty in spirit due Mr. Bogle's philosophy even the common man can achieve financial goals. God bless Mr. Bogle his wife& family. All of you thank you for the generosity of sharing your beloved spouse/father with the world. He truly made a tremendous difference in the lives of many Americans. Love blessings&peaceful grace to all of you. Mary Joan Pope and Frederick Brenner Pope III.
Mary/Frederick Pope
January 20, 2019
John C Bogle is now advising God on his finances .Wipigaki4u@yahoo.com
Constable Eric Bradway
January 20, 2019
Mr. Bogel,
I always followed your advice and am so thankful that I did. You inspired so
many people. Your legacy will not be forgotten, it will live on.
Vidyut Patel
January 20, 2019
I have much respect for John Bogle in allowing average investors to participate in the bond and equity markets with low expenses. Forever grateful to him. May your family and friends be comforted in knowing how many people you have helped.
Denise Roberts
January 19, 2019
Mr. Bogle's most memorable investing advice, for me, had to be how he turned an impulse into an advantage. To wit, instead of panicking during an abrupt stock market downturn, or crash, where one might be prone to sell everything ("Don't just stand there, do something!!),
he âme up with this Bogle Pearl: "Don't just do something, STAND THERE".
Priceless Advice!!!
R.I.P., JOHN BOGLE, YOU EARNED IT!
JOEL PORTER, M.D.
January 19, 2019
My Condolences to the Family of a Great American that did more than all people combined to fight for the rights of the Small Shareholders of Mega Corporations for that alone John Bogle should be Nominated for Sainthood . John Jr was a friend of mine at Gladwyne Elementary School and was in my Cub Scout Pack where my Mother was The Den Mother . Mrs Bogle thank you very much for sharing Mr Bogle with the World of Investors . God Speed John C. Bogle , Constable Eric Bradway
Constable Eric Bradway
January 19, 2019
John Bogle was my financial hero....he will be greatly missed in today's turbulent world as a seasoned voice of reason. Stay the course, Jack! Bill Swartz
William Swartz
January 19, 2019
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January 19, 2019
My deepest condolences goes out to the Bogle family. I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Mr. Bogle, you're legacy will never be forgotten.
Grace Gilmore
January 19, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
January 18, 2019
In deepest sympathy. I really enjoyed your family 1974-1984 Dr. John Reimer Office.You are in many thoughts
Susan Ostrowski
January 18, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Bogle family. This gentleman was admirable in so many different ways. I can say, without hesitation, this man was a hero to me. RIP Mr. Bogle and thank you for all you contributions to so many.
William Synan
January 18, 2019
To the Bogel family,
My deepest condolences.
He was such an inspiration and a lovely gentleman.
~ Nutan Patel
January 18, 2019
May his family and firm be consoled with the assurance that his American hero has done a lifetime of great service to the field of personal and corporate investing. His founded company has made my life most profitable and I have spread his message to others. Thank you, Uncle Jack, for your life's work.
Daniel Lynch
January 18, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember your family with great fondness.
Shirley Frldman
January 18, 2019
My heartfelt sympathies to your family. May you look to God for comfort to help you endure this great time of sadness and pain. Our loved ones who pass away are precious in God's eyes.
John 6:40
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