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Durham, NC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.durham.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.durhamchamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.durham-nc.com/

Population:
187035 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1853

County:
Durham County, Orange County, Wake County

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Durham Technical Community College
1961
Duke University
1924
North Carolina Central University
1909

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Merge Records
1989
Quintiles Transnational
1982
Liggett Group
1911
North Carolina Mutual Life
1898
American Tobacco Company
1890

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George V. Allen
Diplomat
3-Nov-1903 11-Jul-1970 US Ambassador to Iran, 1946-48
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Eric L. Clay
Judge
18-Jan-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
James Buchanan Duke
Business
23-Dec-1856 10-Oct-1925 American Tobacco Company
Allyson K. Duncan
Judge
5-Sep-1951   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
David Gergen
Columnist
9-May-1942   Advisor to Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton
John H. Hager
Politician
28-Aug-1936   Lt. Governor of Virginia, 1998-2002
Ray L. Heffner
Educator
7-May-1925 28-Nov-2012 President of Brown University, 1966-69
Anita Morris
Actor
14-Mar-1943 2-Mar-1994 Ruthless People
James R. Patton, Jr.
Attorney
27-Oct-1928   Founder, Patton Boggs
Olin L. Wethington
Government
17-Nov-1948   Chairman of AIG China

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Janis Carter
Actor
10-Oct-1913 30-Jul-1994 B-Movie actress
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Juanita M. Kreps
Government
11-Jan-1921 5-Jul-2010 US Secretary of Commerce, 1977-79
Arthur Larson
Politician
4-Jul-1910 27-Mar-1993 Moderate conservative thinker
George McAfee
Football
13-Mar-1918 4-Mar-2009 Chicago Bears HB, Hall of Famer
William McDougall
Psychologist
22-Jun-1871 28-Nov-1938 An Introduction to Social Psychology
Reynolds Price
Author
1-Feb-1933 20-Jan-2011 A Long and Happy Life
Kenneth C. Royall
Attorney
24-Jul-1894 27-May-1971 US Secretary of the Army, 1947-49
Terry Sanford
Politician
20-Aug-1917 18-Apr-1998 Governor and Senator from North Carolina
Jim Valvano
Basketball
10-Mar-1946 28-Apr-1993 NCSU Basketball Coach, 1980-89
Wallace Wade
Football
15-Jun-1892 7-Oct-1986 Alabama and Duke Head Coach
Elmo R. Zumwalt
Military
29-Nov-1920 2-Jan-2000 US Chief of Naval Operations, 1970-74



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