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Synopsis: In this collective biography spanning four generations, Howard Covington explores how one prestigious family shaped the development of Piedmont North Carolina, particularly the city of Durham. Covington examines the lives and legacies of George Washington Watts; his son-in-law, John Sprunt Hill; and Hill's son, George Watts Hill, and grandson, George Watts Hill Jr., analyzing the personalities, beliefs, relationships, and life forces that propelled these four men to become leading figures of their generations.
Perhaps best known for such family businesses as Central Carolina Bank, the Carolina Inn, and Watts Hospital, and for their partnership in the American Tobacco Company, Watts and the Hills were also advocates for education, fair banking, credit unions, and health insurance. Active in both local and statewide politics, they worked for major infrastructure changes, including a better highway system and the development of Research Triangle Park, and all left lasting legacies.
Originally published in 2004.
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"Thorough, informative, and engaging. . . . A valuable account of a family notably constructive by social and economic measures, one unique in its positive impact on its community, state, and time."-- North Carolina Historical Review
Title: Favored By Fortune: George W. Watts and the ...
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
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