Jean Cardiner Chisholm Lindsey, 71, a businesswoman and philanthropist who endowed numerous educational and arts programs, died of a cerebral hemorrhage June 29 at a hospital in New York.
Mrs. Lindsey, who had homes in New York City and Laurel, Miss., was managing partner of Brandon Petroleum Properties, an oil and gas exploration company in Laurel, and served as president and managing trustee of the Chisholm Foundation, which was started by her father, Alexander F. Chisholm, to benefit education and the arts.
Mrs. Lindsey, who was born in New Orleans, grew up in Mississippi. She attended the National Cathedral School, where she was a founding member of the Cum Laude Society and Smith College, where she earned a bachelor's degree and was president of Phi Beta Kappa.
From 1955 to 1974, she worked in Washington as a self-employed consultant and fund-raiser, doing work on behalf of St. Albans School and the Washington National Cathedral, among others.
She served on many boards of directors of banks and businesses and trade associations. Her other affiliations included the Blair House Restoration Committee, the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Southeastern Council of Foundations and the Business and Industry Political Education Committee in Jackson, Miss.
Her awards included the 1992 Mississippi Philanthropist of the Year Award.
Her marriage to John Lindsey III ended in divorce.
Survivors include two sons, Alexander Lindsey of Seattle, and John Lindsey of Greenwich, Conn.; a sister; and three grandchildren.