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Duke, James Buchananlocked

(23 December 1856–10 October 1925)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.

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Duke, James Buchanan (23 December 1856–10 October 1925), industrialist, was born in Orange (now Durham) County, North Carolina, the son of Washington Duke and Artelia Roney, farmers. His mother died when Duke was quite young, and his early years were spent on his father’s farm in the care of his aunts. His father was drafted into the Confederate army late in the Civil War, and Duke (along with his older brother ...

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