Blacksburg in Montgomery County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Frederick Dewey Durham
Six years after graduating from VPI, Fred Durham bought the C. Lee Cook Company, which merged with three other companies in 1955 to form Dover Corp., today a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. As president and chairman for 16 years, he instituted a decentralized management strategy still followed at Dover. A generous benefactor and recipient of the Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Award, he credited VPI for much of his success.
Durham Hall completed in 1998
Erected by VPI Class of 1953.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 37° 13.904′ N, 80° 25.379′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, Virginia, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Barger Street west of Stanger Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg VA 24060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lingan Strother Randolph (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McLaren McBryde (about 700 feet away); John William Hancock Jr.Roy Jay Holden (about 700 feet away); Charles Henry Burchard (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Addison Caldwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clinton Harriman Cowgill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl Bertram Norris (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
Also see . . . Durham Hall. Virginia Tech (Submitted on June 1, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.