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Frederick Dewey Durham

(1899-1998)

 
 
Frederick Dewey Durham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
1. Frederick Dewey Durham Marker
Inscription.
Student, 1917-1920, 1921-1922

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.
 
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.
 
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. (about 700 feet away); Roy Jay Holden (about 700 feet away); Charles Henry Burchard
Durham Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 28, 2011
2. Durham Hall
(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, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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