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5940
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James B. Duke is a well-known name in the history of the North Carolina tobacco industry, but not many people know of his involvement with electricity. Durden recounts a less known but very risky venture in building what was, at that time, the world's largest hydrostation. The project was built in a remote Canadian region.
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10922
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On December 11, 1924, James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, a charitable trust of $40 million. When he died in 1925 another $57 was added through his will bequests. Today The Duke Endowment ranks among the country's largest charitable trusts.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 27 Issue 12, Dec 1969, p21-23, 41, il, por
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12543
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James B. Duke is an initial member of the NORTH CAROLINA magazine Business Hall of Fame. He was a tobacco tycoon, a farsighted promoter of hydroelectric power, and a great philanthropist.
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21093
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This article looks at the tricky legal backlash that resulted from a complex bequest left in the last will and testament of North Carolina industrialist James B. Duke.
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21518
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A look at the evolution of the Duke Endowment, created by James B. Duke in 1924, as it has succeeded in maintaining its founder's concern for education and health care despite the termination of its relationship with the Duke Power Company. In the early 1970s, the endowment's board wanted to sell its stock in Duke Power and diversify its portfolio, however the resistance of Doris Duke and a revival of utility stocks in the 1980s tabled those plans until after her death in 1993. The trustees have managed the endowment creatively and in accordance with the philanthropic intention of its founder, but James Duke's plan for \"perpetual philanthropy\" funded by Duke Power Company dividends has ended.
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21566
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Between 1878 and 1890, the W. Duke, Sons and Company became the de facto controller of cigarette manufacturing in the United States. Through the leadership of James Buchanan Duke, the company aggressively utilized sales promotions and attractive advertising, while also controlling the cigarette rolling machines, first patented in the late 1870s and 1880s. In 1890, Duke also convinced his four major competitors to join him in forming the American Tobacco Company, which was subsequently labeled 'tobacco trust.'
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33049
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In December 1924, James Buchanan Duke provided forty-million-dollars to fund advances in education, health care, child care and religion in North and South Carolina. During the sixty years that have passed, the fund has grown to nearly six-hundred-million-dollars. This article discusses the Duke family and their endowment.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 42 Issue 12, Dec 1984, p32-51, il, por
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35919
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April was known for two Durham County anniversaries, one being the 116th anniversary of General Joseph Johnston’s surrender to General William Sherman. The latter event appears to have generated only loss, but the author proved otherwise. Noted was Union soldiers camping near Bennett Place planted a seed of demand for its bright leaf tobacco. Wealth generated from the demand yielded the relocation of Trinity College to Durham. From an endowment by James B. Duke came the transformation of Trinity College into Duke University.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 4, Apr 1981, p64