Sam Eig

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Sam Eig (c. 1899 – 1982) was a Russian immigrant who made millions in suburban Washington, D.C., sold real estate, then donated land and money for synagogues, Methodist and Catholic churches, a Red Cross building and Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sam Eig Highway, a continuation of Interstate 370, was named for Eig. Eig died in 1982 at the age of 83.