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DiedJune 6, 1956, Washington, D.C., United States
SpouseSuzanne Carroll Hill, Alfreda Mitchell

Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956) was an American explorer, archaeologist and politician. He is best known for his discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu in 1911.

Bingham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 19, 1875. His parents were Hiram Bingham II, a Protestant missionary, and Clara Brewster, the daughter of a wealthy New York City merchant. He had two sisters and one brother.

Bingham was educated at the Punahou School in Honolulu and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He then attended Yale University, where he studied history and politics.

After graduation, Bingham worked as a history lecturer at Yale. He also became interested in archaeology and explored ancient ruins in the American Southwest. In 1906, he led an expedition to Peru that discovered the lost city of Machu Picchu.

Bingham later served as a member of the United States Senate from 1925 to 1933. He also served as the governor of Connecticut from 1933 to 1940.

Bingham died on June 6, 1956 at the age of 80.

During his lifetime, Bingham amassed a considerable fortune. His net worth was estimated to be $20 million at the time of his death.

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Full NameHiram Bingham III
DiedJune 6, 1956, Washington, D.C., United States
ProfessionPolitician, Military Officer, Educator, Explorer
EducationYale University, University of California, Berkeley, Punahou School, Harvard University, Phillips Academy


SpouseSuzanne Carroll Hill, Alfreda Mitchell
ChildrenHiram Bingham IV, Jonathan Brewster Bingham
ParentsHiram Bingham II, Clara Brewster

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