Benjamin Newton Duke
American businessman
Benjamin Newton Duke
Benjamin Newton Duke was a U.S. tobacco, textile, energy industrialist and philanthropist.
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D. Madeline “Tate” Schwartz, 98 - Daily Clay County Advocate-Press
Google News - over 5 years
... Ga.; and great-grandchildren James (Gina) Hayward of New Braunfels, Texas; Daniel (Lauren) Hayward of Corpus Christi, Texas; Andrew Neal Kralovec of Viera, Fla.; Olivia Madeline Duke and Benjamin Duke of Alpharetta, Ga.; Madeline was a caring wife,
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OUT OF OUR PAST: County troops suffer losses at Gettysburg - Palladium-Item
Google News - over 5 years
This photo belongs to Debby Duke McCoy, whose ancestor, Benjamin Duke of Richmond, was captured by the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. / Supplied photo In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons. -- Herodotus On July 1,
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Boulder online bicycle store Pro's Closet sues competitor Gear Movement - Daily Camera
Google News - over 5 years
In the lawsuit filed last week in Boulder District Court, The Pro's Closet alleges that former employees Benjamin Duke, Jordan Schware and Seth Wealing took proprietary information from the company to competitor The Gear Movement
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Group's leadership seeks to adjust with the times - Glens Falls Post-Star
Google News - almost 6 years
The recent “Identity in Itself” exhibit, which featured ceramic sculptures by Lorraine Hall and surreal paintings by Benjamin Duke, was a good example of the gallery's changing focus. The show matched Hall, a local artist, with Duke,
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A $50 Million Price Tag, and Still a Fixer-Upper?
NYTimes - over 11 years
With the average price of an apartment in Manhattan now comfortably nested over $1 million, many New Yorkers are pretty blasé about all those zeros. But $50 million got people talking when relatives of Doris Duke, the late tobacco heiress, put the Duke Semans Mansion, a 20,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts residence, on the market in May. The 1901
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WEDDINGS; Jennifer Thurston, Buck Glenn
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Jennifer Leigh Thurston, a daughter of Lisa and Robert Thurston of Overland Park, Kan., was married yesterday to Benjamin Duke Glenn III, the son of Lynn Glenn McAtee of Greenwich, Conn., and the late Mr. Glenn Jr. The Rev. Benjamin L. Wren, a Roman Catholic priest, officiated at the Bradish Johnson House, a historic home in New Orleans. Mr. and
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Streetscapes/1009 Fifth Avenue; Luxury Rental Units in a Fifth Avenue Mansion
NYTimes - about 22 years
ONE mansion on Fifth Avenue, the ebullient Beaux-Arts house at the southeast corner of 82d Street, is still in the hands of the descendants of its original owner, the tobacco magnate Benjamin N. Duke. But although the descendants are still in charge of the house the family has owned since 1901, they have now shrunk their presence to a single room
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Heather Glenn to Marry Jesse Bender in October
NYTimes - over 25 years
Lynn Glenn of Greenwich, Conn., has announced October wedding plans for her daughter Heather Glenn and Jesse Bender, a son of George Bender Jr. of Holliston, Mass., and the late Marjorie Ann Bender. Miss Glenn, 24 years old and also a daughter of the late Benjamin Duke Glenn Jr., is a personnel assistant at the International Science and Technology
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THE WRAPS COME OFF A 1901 BEAUX-ARTS MANSION
NYTimes - over 31 years
THE five stories of scaffolding around the Benjamin Duke mansion at 1009 Fifth Avenue stayed up so long that when the poles and planks were dismantled several weeks ago, it amounted to an unveiling. Neighbors who had nearly forgotten the details of the house during the three years the facade was being restored were confronted with a regal copper
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NOTABLE TURNOUT FOR ANGIER BIDDLE DUKE
NYTimes - over 35 years
NEIGHBORS gaped out their windows, possibly transported back to the times before income taxes. Tuesday night at Fifth Avenue and East 78th Street there was a traffic jam of limousines, the extra-long variety, and their elegant occupants well suited the Beaux Arts architecture of the James B. Duke House. The occasion was the awarding of the first
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Benjamin Newton Duke
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1929
    Age 73
    Following his death at his home in New York City in 1929, Benjamin Duke's remains were brought back to North Carolina for interment with his father and brother James in Memorial Chapel in the Duke University Chapel on the campus of Duke University.
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  • 1926
    Age 70
    Between 1926 and 1929 he donated approximately $3,000,000 (more than $30,000,000 in 2005 dollars) to twenty-seven different southern institutions of higher learning.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1905
    Age 49
    In 1905, he and his brother James founded the Southern Power Company, which later became known as Duke Energy.
    More Details Hide Details The company supplied electrical power to the Duke textile factory and within two decades, their power facilities had been greatly expanded and they were supplying electricity to more than 300 cotton mills and other industrial companies through an electrical grid that supplied cities and towns in the Piedmont Region of North and South Carolina. Benjamin Duke and his brother were major contributors to the economic growth of the North Carolina economy and would expand into other areas with sizable investments in railroads and banks. Benjamin was a primary benefactor of Trinity College after it relocated to Durham in 1892. Over the years he donated substantial funds for improvements, additions, and scholarships.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1892
    Age 36
    In 1892, the Duke family opened their first textile business in Durham, North Carolina with Benjamin Duke at its head.
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  • 1890
    Age 34
    He entered his father's tobacco business and in 1890, became vice-president of the American Tobacco Company.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1875
    Age 19
    On February 21, 1875, Benjamin Duke married Sarah Pearson Angier, with whom he had a daughter, Mary Lillian Duke, and a son, Angier Buchanan Duke.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1855
    Born
    Born on April 25, 1855.
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