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George Watts Hill

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: UNKNOWN

Biographical/Historical note: George Watts Hill was a banker and farmer in Durham, North Carolina. He served in the Office of Strategic Services during World War I, and was instrumnetal in the establishment of what would become Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. In the 1950s, he also was a prominent figure in the development and rapid growth of the Research Triangle Park. He wrote University of North Carolina at Greensboro Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson in support of the Black Power Forum held at the school in 1967. Hill died in 1993; the alumni center of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is named for him.

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Item thumbnail image Letter of Support from George Watts Hill to Chancellor James Ferguson
Date: November 17, 1967
By: George Watts Hill
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 17, 1967, from George Watts Hill of Durham to University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson congratulates Ferguson on his published...