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Hugh Macrae Edit Profile

capitalist , rural developer

Hugh Macrae, American capitalist, rural developer.

Background

Macrae, Hugh was born on March 30, 1865 in Carbonton, North Carolina, United States. Son of Donald and Julia (Norton) MacR.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1885.

Career

Founder, 1889, Linville Improvement Company. President Wilmington Cotton Mills, 1895. President Wilmington Gas Light Company, 1900.

Founder, 1902, Hugh MacRae & Company, establishing agricultural colonies in Wilmington district. Founder, 1905, Carolina Truck and Development Company. Co-founder (with Frederick Van Eeden), 1909, Van Eeden colony, Pender County.

Director North Carolina Railroad Company General chairman Southern States Associate Committee on Rural Development, 1927. President Southeastern Economic Council, 1931.

Membership

Clubs: Cape Fear (Wilmington).

Connections

Married Rena Nelson, February 4, 1891. Children: Nelson, Mistress Agnes Morton.

father:
Donald MacR.

mother:
Julia (Norton) MacR.

spouse:
Rena Nelson

child:
Mistress Agnes Morton Macrae

child:
Nelson Macrae