James Buchanan  Duke

James Buchanan Duke

Male - 1925    Has no ancestors but 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Buchanan Duke 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Gender Male 
    Died 1925 
    Person ID I372560  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 

    Family Nanaline,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Doris Duke,   b. 22 Nov 1912,   d. Oct 1993  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • a gruff man who organized the American Tobacco Company, the largest tobacco trust in the nation. Over ninety percent of the nation’s tobacco being smoked, packed or chewed was a product of W. Duke and Sons. Eventually forced to dissolve the trust in 1911, Duke invested heavily in real estate and also created Duke Power, a massive energy concern. In 1912, his fortune was an estimated $80 million dollars.

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