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A prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist, John Q. Hammons, died Sunday, May 26, at a nursing home in Springfield, Mo. He was 94 years old.

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Hotel magnate, Missouri philanthropist Hammons dies

John Q. Hammons, a prominent hotel developer and southwest Missouri philanthropist who rose from a poor Depression-era childhood to build a national real estate empire, has died. He was 94.

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