Missouri Philanthropist John Q. Hammons Dies At 94

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (KTVI) -  A Springfield, Missouri philanthropist and one of the nation's biggest hotel developers has died at the age of 94.

John Q. Hammons developed 210 hotel properties including brands like Marriot, Renaissance and Embassy Suites and the Chateau on the Lake in Branson.

Hammons donated hundreds of millions of dollars to Springfield area hospitals and schools.

The Springfield Cardinals play at Hammons Field and he donated $30 million  to his alma mater, Missouri State University for J.Q.H. Arena.

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