James Buchanan Duke
American businessman
James Buchanan Duke
James Buchanan Duke was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist best known for the introduction of modern cigarette manufacture and marketing, and his involvement with Duke University.
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FLORA: Appreciating sumac - The Carrboro Citizen
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Culinary uses are engagingly described in Euell Gibbons' Stalking the Wild Asparagus, Tom Brown's Field Guide: Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants and James Duke's Handbook of Edible Weeds. Sumacs are members of the cashew plant family, Anacardiaceae,
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Sandra Bernhard's video for The Trailblazer Campaign - Hollywoodnews.com
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HollywoodNews.com: Sandra Bernhard, always so funny and honest, is the perfect addition to James Duke Mason's The Trailblazer Campaign which has openly gay folks talk about their out and proud lives. In her video, Sandra says she's always been open
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Aiona won't run for Congress - KPUA
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James "Duke" Aiona says he's not running for Congress. Aiona, a Republican who lost the race for governor last year, says he wants to remain in Hawaii, and he will later decide whether to run for governor again in 2014. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Aiona says he will not run for Congress in 2012 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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James "Duke" Aiona said today that he would not run in the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District. Aiona, who lost to Gov. Neil Abercrombie last year, had said previously that he had not ruled out any options for 2012
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Coweta-area Church Activities for week of Aug. 13 - Newnan Times-Herald
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Financial Peace University, SonRise Baptist Church, starting Wednesday, 6:15 pm Registration -- James Duke, 678-423-1828. • Excelerate Your Sunday School 2011, Callaway Baptist Church, LaGrange, Aug. 20. Registration, $5 -- gabaptist.org
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What's in a (nick) name? In Avoca, plenty - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
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... Gary 'Slugsie' DeSanto, Anthony 'Chuschel' Dolan, John 'Gent' Dolan, John 'Shieker' Dolan, 'Wolfy' Dommermuth, 'Jiggs' Donnelly, Msgr. William 'Wild Bill' Donavan, Earl 'Pete' Dooner, James 'Duke' Dooner, Ambrose 'Sam' Doran, Howard 'Hawk' Doran,
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Peek Through Time: Bartlett's Resort on Pleasant Lake featured nonstop excitement - The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.com
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Count Basie, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Les Brown, and Tommy Dorsey all played there. “It was an amazing time,” said Joan Hart, 87, of Pleasant Lake. “We went to dances three or four times a week. Bartlett's was a huge part of my life
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Softball recap: Buck Frank edges Duke's in Suburban Women's Slow Pitch - Delco News Network
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Robert Stinson got the win while Jesse “James” Duke came up with the hit that won this game. Duke and “Powerhouse” Paul Smith both notched four hits apiece. McIlvain\Marcus Hook then defeated the Thunder Chickens as Will Monroe had three hits
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'Deathtrap' can still hold us in its finely crafted grip - Charlotte Observer
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James Duke (who also has a small role as a lawyer) designed the aptly cluttered living room of once-famous playwright Sidney Bruhl and has lit it atmospherically. Director Carey Kugler uses that space to keep us guessing and attentive
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Using common kitchen ingredients for health - KC Community News
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For more information about natural remedies and herbs, Wallin suggests the following books: “The Healing Foods” by Patricia Hausman and Judith Benn Hurley; “The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods” by James Duke; and “Food as Medicine” by Dharma
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ON POLITICS - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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James "Duke" Aiona. Along the way Abercrombie compiled a 43-page book of promises. In Abercrombie's campaign, Hawaii was on the verge of getting a clearing house of federal programs set up in the governor's office, a special "Hawaii Channel" of
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British innovation wins major farming award in New Zealand - Farming UK
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James Duke, Director of ADF and designer of the system, was in New Zealand to collect the prestigious award. 'We know that farmers in the Southern Hemisphere are quickly discovering the benefits of ADF. It's proof positive that wherever you milk in the
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Finnegan Appointed To Hawaii Charter School Review Panel - Honolulu Civil Beat
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Lynn Finnegan, who lost her bid for lieutenant-governor in 2010 with Republican gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona, was appointed Tuesday to Hawaii's Charter School Review Panel. The Board of Education appoints the review panel members,
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Cavs host Kanter, Knight as NBA draft nears - San Francisco Chronicle
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32 and 54) and own a $14.5 million trade exception they got in a sign-and-trade with Miami last summer in the deal for James. Duke point guard Kyrie Irving has been Cleveland's expected choice at No. 1, and the Cavs were the only team the 6-foot-4
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Blasts from Your Past - Gay Chicago (blog)
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In recent years, Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle (who had her own successful solo career) has made a name for herself as an outspoken LGBT activist following the coming out of her son, actor James Duke Mason. (The Go-Go's share the bill with the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Buchanan Duke
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1925
    Age 68
    After his death in 1925, there was a great deal of controversy, and some historians suspect that some resentful Imperial Tobacco executives were feeling some anger at Duke for having lost the Tobacco War between Duke's company and Imperial Tobacco.
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    Duke died in New York City on October 10, 1925, and is interred with his father and brother in the Memorial Chapel on the campus of Duke University.
    More Details Hide Details He resided at the James Buchanan Duke House in Charlotte, North Carolina during the last five years of his life. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
  • 1924
    Age 67
    In December 1924, Duke established The Duke Endowment, $40 million trust fund, some of which was to go to Trinity College.
    More Details Hide Details The University was renamed Duke University in honor of his father. The James B. Duke Library, the main campus library at Furman University, is also named for him because of his philanthropic relationship with the university. On his death, he left approximately half of his huge estate to The Duke Endowment, which gave another $67 million to the trust fund. In the indenture of trust, Duke specified that he wanted the endowment to support Duke University, Davidson College, Furman University, Johnson C. Smith University; not-for-profit hospitals and children's homes in the two Carolinas; and rural United Methodist churches in North Carolina, retired pastors, and their surviving families. The remainder of Duke's estate, estimated at approximately $100 million, went to his twelve-year-old daughter, Doris, making her "the richest girl in the world". Doris sued her mother for control of the Duke Farms estate and won. Associating Duke Farms with fond memories of her father, Doris Duke made few major changes to the property other than the adaptation of her father's Conservatory to create Display Gardens in his honor. These gardens showcased her father's extensive sculpture collection and were open to the public from 1964 until closed by her foundation trustees in May 2008.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1907
    Age 50
    In 1907 he married the widow Nanaline Holt Inman, with whom he had his only child, a daughter, Doris, born November 22, 1912.
    More Details Hide Details Doris was raised at Duke Farms located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, where her father had worked with landscapers such as James Leal Greenleaf (a member of the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted), and Horatio Buckenham to transform more than of farmland and woodlots into an extraordinary landscape containing 2 conservatories, 9 lakes, 35 fountains, 45 buildings, countless pieces of sculpture, over of stone walls and more than of roadway.
  • FORTIES
  • 1906
    Age 49
    In 1906, the American Tobacco Company was found guilty of antitrust violations, and was ordered to be split into four separate companies: American Tobacco Company, Liggett and Myers, R.J. Reynolds, and the P.
    More Details Hide Details Lorillard Company.
  • 1904
    Age 47
    Duke was married twice, first in 1904 to Lillian Fletcher McCredy. They divorced in 1906 and had no children.
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    In 1904, he established the Catawba Power Company and the following year he and his brother founded the Southern Power Company, which became known as Duke Power, the precursor to the Duke Energy conglomerate.
    More Details Hide Details The company supplied electrical power to the Duke's 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. Duke Power established an electrical grid that supplied cities and towns in the Piedmont Region of North and South Carolina. Lake James, a power-generating reservoir in Western North Carolina, was created by the company in 1928 and named in Duke's honor. Buck Steam Station in Rowan County, North Carolina, built in 1926, is also named for Duke. In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an order breaking up the American Tobacco Company's monopoly. The company was then divided into several smaller enterprises, of which only the British-American Tobacco Company remained in Duke's control.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1892
    Age 35
    In 1892, the Dukes opened their first textile firm in Durham, North Carolina, that was run by Benjamin Duke.
    More Details Hide Details At the turn of the century, Buck Duke organized the American Development Company to acquire land and water rights on the Catawba River.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1885
    Age 28
    In 1885, James Buchanan Duke acquired a license to use the first automated cigarette making machine (invented by James Albert Bonsack), and by 1890, Duke supplied 40% of the American cigarette market (then known as pre-rolled tobacco).
    More Details Hide Details In that year, Duke consolidated control of his four major competitors under one corporate entity, the American Tobacco Company, which was a monopoly in the American cigarette market. His robber baron business tactics directly led to the Black Patch Tobacco Wars in 1906-1908. At the start of the 1900s, Duke tried to conquer the British market as he had done the American, eventually forcing the then divided British manufacturers to merge into the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland, Ltd (Imperial Tobacco). After two years of intense competition in Great Britain, Imperial Tobacco took the fight to the U.S. market, forcing American Tobacco to look for a settlement. This resulted in an agreement whereby American Tobacco controlled the American trade, Imperial Tobacco controlled the trade in the British territories, and a third, cooperative venture named the British-American Tobacco Company was set up between the two to control the sale of tobacco in the rest of the world. During this time, Duke was repeatedly sued by business partners and shareholders.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1856
    Born
    James Buchanan Duke, known by the nickname "Buck", was born on December 23, 1856, near Durham, North Carolina, to industrialist and philanthropist Washington Duke and his second wife, Artelia Roney Duke.
    More Details Hide Details Washington Duke (1820–1905), had owned a tobacco company that his sons James Buchanan Duke and Benjamin Newton Duke (1855–1929) took over in the 1880s.
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