deButts, John Dulany
- Yanek Mieczkowski
deButts, John Dulany (10 April 1915–17 December 1986), corporation executive, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, the son of Sydnor deButts, a manager for the Atlantic & Yadkin railroad line, and Mary Ellen Cutchin. DeButts worked on a railroad during his youth and after finishing high school entered the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. In 1936 he graduated as a captain with a B.S. in electrical engineering and served as valedictorian of his class....