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People who remember Luther Hodges as Governor of North Carolina and later as Secretary of Commerce in the Kennedy Administration, often forget that he had a long career in business. In 1920, he began a thirty-year career with Marshall Fields Mills (now Fieldcrest Mills), immediately after his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Francis H. Fries is an initial member of the North Carolina magazine Business Hall of Fame. He was an early leader in North Carolina's textile and railroading industries but is remembered best as the guiding genius of Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, North Carolina's first statewide bank.
James W. Cannon is an initial member of the NORTH CAROLINA magazine Business Hall of Fame. He is the founder of the Cannon Manufacturing Company (later Cannon Mills) in Kannapolis. In 1898, one of his plants began production of what was to become the world-famous Cannon towels.
J. Spencer Love came to North Carolina seeking a job in 1919. Four years later he owned the Gastonia Mill and began a textile empire. He later sold the mill, but kept the machinery, moving it to Burlington where it became Burlington Mills. Now Burlington Industries, it is the world's largest textile manufacturing corporation.
Richard J. Reynolds is an initial member of the NORTH CAROLINA magazine Business Hall of Fame. He was the founder of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Among its famous products were Prince Albert pipe tobacco and perhaps the most famous cigarette of all time - Camel.
Louis V. Sutton is an initial member of the NORTH CAROLINA magazine Business Hall of Fame. He spent a lifetime working in electric utilities and as president of Carolina Power and Light Company (CP&L) was recognized nationally by fellow power company presidents.