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George Watts Hill's Chapel Hill home, Quail Hill, will become part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his alma mater.
George Watts Hill held a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He didn't practice law, preferring to tend to family business in Durham, which included banking, insurance, land, and Watts Hospital. In World War II he became the 23rd employee of the Office of Strategic Services, the OSS, and created gadgets that spies carried on missions into Nazi-occupied territory. The character of â€œQâ€ in the James Bond series was based on his spying activities.