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James Buchanan Duke

Born: 23-Dec-1856
Birthplace: Durham, NC
Died: 10-Oct-1925
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Philanthropist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Tobacco Company

Father: Washington Duke (b. 1820, d. 1905)
Mother: Artelia Roney Duke (b. 28-Jun-1829, d. 20-Aug-1858, typhoid fever)
Sister: Mary Elizabeth Duke (b. 1853)
Brother: Benjamin Newton Duke (b. 27-Apr-1855, d. 1929)
Wife: Lillian Fletcher McCredy (m. 1904, div. 1906)
Wife: Nanaline Holt Inman (m. 1907, one daughter)
Daughter: Doris Duke (b. 1912, d. 1993)

    Administrator: Founder, Duke University

    American Tobacco Company Founder (1890-1911)
    Duke Energy Co-Founder (1905, of predecessor Southern Power Company)
    Duke Endowment Founder (1924)
    Pilgrims Society
    Duke Family


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