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He Was a Doer


There are doers and followers. Walter Hines Page was a doer.

Growing up on acreage outside Raleigh (his father named the area after Ohio prohibitionist Samuel Cary), Walter attended outstanding late-19th-century schools and even taught at UNC Chapel Hill. He started a Raleigh newspaper that later sold and became the News & Observer.

He and some friends were interested in supporting higher education and formed the Watauga Club. Those seeds blossomed into what is now known as North Carolina State University. He then founded a publishing firm with Frank Doubleday – Doubleday and Company.

Walter Hines Page was a doer.

Ron Smith, S&A Communications

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