. July 10, 2008 SouthAmerica: A new member to this forum sent me an email asking me if I had posted some more information about Mr. John M. Templeton on this forum, because he would like to read it. If you are a long time member of this forum then you probably have read most of this information at the time of each original posting. I found most of my postings on this forum where I mentioned Mr. Templeton name, and my experiences with him and his group of close friends and associates. Please continue posting your comments on the other thread that has been going on about Mr. Templeton. This thread is only a Memorium about Mr. Templeton for the young members of this forum who want to learn a little more about this great man. Thank you. ***** 07-09-08 04:47 PM July 9, 2008 SouthAmerica: I just started reading the Financial Times (UK) then I was in shock when I came across the obituary of John Marks Templeton. This is a very sad day for me it is like losing a close member of my own family. Mr. Templeton was a great man and probably the smartest man I had the chance to meet in my entire life - and I had the chance to meet a lot of smart people of the years - but John Templeton always had a very special spot. He was one of the most ethical human beings that I had the pleasure to meet. I met Mr. Templeton in 1969 when I started working for Templeton Dobrow and Vance in Englewood, NJ - at that time I was just a young man but Mr. Templeton was interested in learning about Brazil and we did chat about that subject a number of times. After Mr. Templeton moved to the Bahamas I still saw him a number of times over the years and kept a close friendship with a few fellows who were close friends of Mr. Templeton and they used to spend their vacations with Mr. Templeton at his house in the Bahamas. Mr. Templeton was our Guru and our Master and we worshiped the old man. Mr. Templeton was in a class by himself and he was outstanding in every way. All I can say is that the world has lost a giant - It was a privilege and an honor to know such a great man, and I will miss Mr. Templeton. Ricardo C. Amaral Source: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=1987538&highlight=Templeton#post1987538 .