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Perhaps the best known citizen in Breathitt County, he was recognized for his leadership in banking, economic development and the arts. He was honored as “Man of the Century” for his tireless work on behalf of his community. A continual supporter of MSU, he was chairman and president of the First National Bank of Jackson. He was one of the founding members of the MSU Foundation Inc., in 1979. He and his wife were members of the Society of MSU Fellows. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Association in 1966, served on the MSU Foundation Board 1976-82, and awarded an honorary doctoral degree in 2001.

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